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Australian film and literature classification scheme

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the: Inquiry into the Australian film and literature classification scheme. The submission provides recommendations on: the application of the scheme to outdoor advertising and billboards, and music videos; inclusion of objectification of women; the need for advertisers to be subject to independent external regulation; and the need for publications to be able to publish real depictions of women’s genitalia, or in the absence of this, be required to label images of genitalia that have been digitally altered.

Submitted to: Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Further information about the consultation process can be found here.

Women’s Health Victoria was also invited to make a verbal submission to the inquiry. Official Committee Hansard of the hearing is available here. Input from Women’s Health Victoria appears on pages 51 to 55.

Submission-Australian-film-and-literature-classification-scheme.pdf (237.27KB)

Reference:
Submission to the Inquiry into the Australian film and literature classification scheme / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, March 2011