Call to ban all X-rated porn in Australia
Recent reports of child abuse in aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory have shocked the nation and led to intervention by the federal government. Alcohol abuse and pornography have been cited as causes and the federal government has called for a ban of X-rated pornography going into aboriginal communities.
A number of concerned groups around the nation have called on the Prime Minister and the government to extend the ban so that all children are protected.... calling for a ban on the sale of X-rated pornography from the Northern Territory and the ACT. All of the states ban the sale of such material but it is shipped by post from the Territories.
The government is currently looking at that situation.
Now John Anderson, former leader of the National Party and former Deputy Prime Minister, has spoken up, saying all children - indigenous and non-indigenous - need to be protected and that all governments need to consider the issue.
He said "I think what comes out of this is we are now conceding that there's a problem with this stuff, and frankly I think that all Governments ought to have a long hard look at it again." ... "And we ought to say that civil libertarian arguments are not enough in the face of too many young Australian children's lives are being deeply scared even permanently and seriously damaged."
Ban all hard-core porn, says Anderson
ACTION: Write to your local federal Member and the Prime Minister asking them to ban the sale of all X-rated pornography in the ACT and the NT.
|Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2009 13:16|