NSW Police To Have the Power of Classification

Friday 10 September 2010 @ 4.22 p.m. | Crime

The NSW Parliament has just proposed a law which will allow NSW police to classify adult films in the 'Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2010'

However the Australia's peak sex industry lobby has condemned proposed new laws. The new laws introduced to lower evidence requirements for police pursuing prosecutions against persons suspected of selling illegal adult films. Under current laws, police are required submit films to the Commonwealth censors to verify their rating.

The NSW Attorney General's office maintains the new laws were designed to address the costs of enforcing classification laws.

NSW Parliamentary Secretary Barry Collier introduced the bill, the Classification (Films, Publications and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2010, for in-principle agreement on Wednesday.

Mr Collier said that it would address rising costs for police enforcing NSW classification laws.

The bill also introduces measures that will allow the Director of the Classification Board to pull material for sale in NSW once it has been flagged by another state and territory.

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