Press coverage of Australian Federal Government proposals for online content regulation

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Media Coverage of Content Regulation Proposals

This page provides links to online media releases and media coverage of current Australian Federal Government proposals for Online Content Regulation.


Media Releases

On 5 September 1997 The Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston issued a press release "ABA to assist development of online content codes of practice".

On 15 July 1997 the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Alston, and the Attorney-General, Mr Williams released proposals for Internet regulation. The Department of Communications and the Arts issued a media release "National framework for on-line content regulation" on that day.

Responses to this include:


Media Coverage

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