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Wednesday, 10 October 1956

Mr KEARNEY (CUNNINGHAM, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for Trade and Customs aware that many films shown at children's matinees throughout Australia are, in their theme, oversexed, sadistic, and generally unsuitable to be displayed to young children, and also that, included among these films are those classified by the censor as " G ", indicating that they are suitable for general exhibition? Will the Minister consider the desirability of introducing a new classification " C " to indicate that films so classified are completely suitable for children? I make this recommendation in the hope that the Minister will accept it as a further effort towards the control of films to be shown to children and towards the minimizing of child delinquency.

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