QUT presentation on National Classification Scheme

Written by Terry Flew on April 10, 2012

My presentation at QUT in Brisbane on the ALRC’s recommendations for a reformed National Classification Scheme, titled Classification: Content Regulation and Convergent Media can be accessed here.

A podcast is expected to be available shortly. It will, however, lack my reference to Keyser Soze in describing how net libertarians view the Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, made in the Q&A that followed the talk.

Meeting the classification challenge for 21st Century media

Written by Terry Flew on March 15, 2012

My piece on the ALRC Review of the National Classification Scheme (NCS) published in On Line Opinion on 13 March.

We live in an age of media convergence, where new devices and services are making it possible to access seemingly infinite volumes of media content from around the world. As more media is accessed from the home through high-speed broadband networks, and as people become more empowered to be the creators as well as consumers of content, the need to revise

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National Classification Scheme Review – Final Report

Written by Terry Flew on March 3, 2012

The Final Report of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the National Classification Scheme – Classification: Content Regulation and Convergent Media – has now been tabled in Parliament, after being received by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP. The full report is available here, and a summary report here.

The media release for the report stated:

“Australia needs a new classification scheme that applies consistent rules to media content on all platforms—in cinemas, on television, on DVDs

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