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Restricted Access System Declaration 2007 etc.. [Dec. 23rd, 2007|03:30 pm]
Bob Bain
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Link to Australian Communications and Media Authority....

New rules for restricting access to age restricted content (commercial MA15+ content and R18+ content) either hosted in Australia or provided from Australia will commence from 20 January 2008.

The new rules made by ACMA on 20 December 2007 are specified in the Restricted Access System Declaration 2007 (PDF 38 kb, Word 127 kb), and in the Explanatory Statement to the Declaration (PDF 37 kb, Word 95 kb) and are made in accordance with the new regulation of content framework under Schedule 7 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 which also commences on 20 January 2008.

The new regulatory framework will apply to most content service providers who supply content via a carriage service. Access to commercial MA15+ and R18+ content provided to consumers as internet content, live content via the internet, mobile premium services including mobile portal and premium rate SMS/MMS services, and premium rate voice services will be subject to the restricted access rules. Telephone sex services will be subject to the restricted access declaration from 20 July 2008 when provisions of Part 9A of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 governing such services are repealed.

I discovered yesterday that if I cycle the length of Victoria Street and continue into Copeland Street and turn left at King Street I end up in Henry Street Penrith. This morning at 20 minutes to 11 I set out on a bicycle journey to Penrith arriving at 11.30 am - fastened the bicycle with a chain and partook of a Chinese nosh at Westfield. At 1:45 pm I embarked on the journey back (which was mostly downhill - meaning that I must have cycled uphill to reach Penrith) and arrived back in Werrington at 2.20 pm.

I have noted in my diary that tomorrow is Xmas Eve (where X stands for the Chi-Rho symbol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi_Rho )

Chi Rho (☧) are the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word Christ ( Greek : "Χριστός" ), and so have come to be used for a number of Christian-related usages. This symbol was used before the cross was used in the Christian beliefs, and the father's of this belief would say, "On this symbol thou shall conquer."


Christian sources record that Constantine experienced a dramatic event in 312 at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, after which Constantine would claim the emperorship in the West. According to these sources, Constantine looked up to the sun before the battle and saw a cross of light above it, and with it the Greek words "Εν Τουτω Νικα" ("by this, conquer!", often rendered in the Latin "in hoc signo vinces"); Constantine commanded his troops to adorn their shields with a Christian symbol (the Chi-Ro), and thereafter they were victorious.

lest anyone suggest that the word 'xmas' trivialises the season