Submission in response to the Australian Government review of Australian classification regulation, February 2020

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and our library members welcome the opportunity, through the review of Australian classification regulation, to address a problem which has been an issue for libraries for a number of years, and which has now reached a critical point. 
 
Our specific interest is in ‘Part 2: Modernising classification legislation, item 6’, and the question: ‘Consistent with the current broadcasting model, could all classifiable content be classified by industry, either using Government-approved classification tools or trained staff classifiers, with oversight by a single Government regulator?’ Related to this is our response to part 8 and the question: ‘Is the current co-operative scheme between the Australian Government and the states and territories fit for purpose in a modern content environment?’
 
We look forward to further involvement as the consultation moves into the next phase and we hope we can achieve legislative change which will benefit communities with diverse populations across Australia.

 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2020
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia