Australian Council on Children and the Media
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Australian Council on Children and the Media

Promoting healthy choices and stronger voices in children’s media

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Federal MPs oppose new Free TV Code and move to earlier M and MA15+ November 25, 2015

The new Free TV code that will allow M-rated programs to air earlier is facing resistance from the Federal Government backbench. Under the new code which comes into effect on 1 December, programs rated M will be able to start from 7:30pm, an hour earlier than the current rule, and  read more »

Helping your children deal with tragic events November 16, 2015

The era of 24-hour news brings traumatic events such as those in Paris directly into our homes. Children can be badly affected by hearing and seeing what has happened. For some help in dealing with this read the ACCM parent guide: Children and disaster coverage in the media: read more »

Free TV adopts family- unfriendly Code of Practice November 10, 2015

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)  has today announced its approval of the revised Free TV Code of Practice. ACCM finds the Code very family-unfriendly.  There will be no time when families can sit down together to enjoy TV, without having to be on guard  (apart from read more »

AANA seeks to head off ban on targetting children November 9, 2015

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) will release a discussion paper today advocating the removal of gambling ads intended to appeal to children or exploit youth culture. The proposed code would not carry financial penalties for breaches, which would be determined by the Advertising Standards Board. As with other read more »

M Movie merchandising and marketing to kids is risky business November 5, 2015

The highly profitable and rapidly expanding business of linking M rated movies with merchandise aimed at young children is under fire from the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM). ACCM President and Professor of Law Elizabeth Handsley said today that selling such merchandise to children has the effect of read more »