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From "Verity Pravda" [Jan. 19th, 2009|10:40 pm]
Bob Bain
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In the blog called The InterWeb Warrior the author using the pseudonym Verity Pravda notes:-

"The person who made tremendous sense was Bob Bain, who points out that we haven't been totally successful in standardising the existing classification rules yet. But as I have also said, I would be really happy to see a solid debate about what the classification rules should be and how the rights of people to access material should be protected. But that should be medium neutral."

Source for my comments (one of several)

Stilgherrian - "Another nail in the Coffin of Conroy's Rabbit Proof Firewall"

I should perhaps point out that I have raised this issue numerous times with those in authority. It was an earlier Attorney General of Australia - the Hon Darryl Williams MP who suggested that newly appointed Community Liaison Officers of the former OFLC had a part to play in this process. The results were (to put it mildly) somewhat disappointing.

I could add a few observations but I believe I've already made them - here there and almost everywhere including almost everybody from broadcaster Alan Jones to the St. James Ethics Centre including almost every politician and media commentator I can think of from the Sydney Morning Herald to Channel 7 to the former Member of the Legislative Council - the (Hon) Peter Breen who sent me some thoughts on the issue both via email and by correspondence. I also mentioned it to Hetty Johnston of Bravehearts.

At one stage I had a copy of Peter Breen's New South Wales "X" rated legislation (drafted to permit the sale of "X" rated content in this state) but it was defeated by the ALP in conjunction with the Christian Right Wing - and as I ended up spilling coffee on it and it hadn't passed the assembly I sent it into outer space and hopefully it's circulating on Mars.

I believe Martians understand the dilemma humans have with "offensive" and sexual content. I received a plastic membership card from the Australian Sex Party today. I have an interest in sex from a censorship point of view but - as many people know - it isn't something that drives me to distraction. Censorship issues however DO !

I'm possibly one of the few people who have been bold enough to send copies of the wrongly classified covers of films such as "Gwen's Tit Torment" to the former Federal Attorney General - the Hon Philip Ruddock.
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