Media Release

Senate Committee Holds Seminar on Computer Bulletin Board Regulation

Community concern about Australian children accessing pornographic and other inappropriate material by home or school computers will be the subject of a public seminar to be held in Parliament House, Canberra next week.

The Senate Select Committee on Community Standards will host the seminar of government, academic, industry and community representatives to consider the regulation of computer bulletin boards both internationally and within Australia.

Committee Chairperson, Senator Margaret Reynolds, said the seminar will give the Committee an opportunity to inform itself of the issues and should help contribute to a more informed debate in the general community.

"Depending on the outcome of the seminar, the Committee may make recommendations for the introduction of remedial measures to control obscene or offensive material from being accessible on bulletin boards. especially by children" Senator Reynolds said.

The seminar will be held in Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Tuesday, 4 April 1996. Details of the program are shown overleaf. Members of the public and the media are invited to observe the seminar's proceedings.

For further information contact:

Committee Secretariat: +61 6 2773545/6/7 Fax: +61 6 2775809

30 March 1995

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