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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1367

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. Your petitioners humbly pray that the House of Representatives should disallow the new Customs and Objectionable Publications Ordinance and that the Attorney-General should introduce laws to:

1. Prevent the importation and sale of hard-core pornography;

2. Prevent the importation and sale of grossly obscene publications;

3. Register imported pornographic video tapes for non-commercial use with the Film Censorship Board;

4. Require the Censor to more appropriately reflect responsible community attitudes;

5. Protect Australians, particularly women and children from exploitation; and

Your petitioners also request that, because of the importance of this issue to society, a conscience vote be permitted to all Members of Parliament.

And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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