The outcomes in these cases are gratifying and demonstrate how ludicrous the accusations against the artists were. But the type and quality of an artwork or publication are not that relevant when it comes to opposing state censorship - there will always be a range of differing opinions about artworks. The point is that, by using the issue of child exploitation as a pretext for justifying more censorship, Rudd and Co. found another golden opportunity to impose their ideas on the rest of us and pursue their own right-wing agenda. Rudd has not lifted a finger to better the lives of children in Australia, but "child abuse and exploitation" has provided a convenient cover for continuing the racist intervention into Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, as well as fuelling this latest debate on censorship.
A reminder that although this may be Refern New South Wales Australia if you are reading walls "YOU ARE STILL ALIVE"
Redfern Local Court - closed and discarded (clothing left for charity)
Redfern Local Court - closed and discarded (interior)