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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 August 1995) . . Page.. 1187 ..


1. (a) transmit,

(b) advertise as available for transmission,

(c) possess, objectionable material regardless of intended use.

2. the definition of ‘to transmit’ includes ‘to obtain’ or ‘to acquire’.

We further request that the legislation ensure that ‘objectionable material’ means material which IN ANY WAY

3. (a) depicts indecent or obscene material,

(b) describes, depicts, expresses or otherwise deals with matters of sex, drug misuse, or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in a manner LIKELY TO CAUSE OFFENCE,

(c) depicts, in a way that is LIKELY TO CAUSE OFFENCE, a child who is, or who appears to be, under 16 (whether or not engaged in sexual activity),

(d) depicts child abuse,

(e) promotes, incites or instructs in matters of crime or violence, or which depicts denigration of religious beliefs,

(f) depicts material which is unsuitable for a minor to see or play.

 (definition of a minor is the same as in the Classification (Publication, Films and Computer Games) Act 1994 (Commonwealth).

 We ask that the legislation ensure that proceedings for an offence under s1. may be commenced at ANY TIME.

We ask that the Internet computer information services ensure that only beneficial knowledge be provided that will enrich the lives of all Australians.

Your petitioners, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.


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