Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment
Second Reading speech on the Bill, the Hon John Hatzistergos, the Hon James
1. The Standing Committee on Social Issues is to inquire into and report upon
the scope and operation of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer
Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2001 with regard to:
Whether the provisions of the Bill meet its stated policy objectives,
Whether the provisions contained in Schedule 2 of the Bill provide an effective
and enforceable regime for the regulation of on-line material,
The social and legal impact of the on-line regulation of offensive material,
and its implications for fair reporting of news and current affairs and
legitimate internet use, and
Any related matter.
2. That the Committee provide a final report to the House by 7 June 2002.