Australian Council on Children and the Media

Federal MPs oppose new Free TV Code and move to earlier M and MA15+ November 26, 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  films or programs rated MA15+ will be able to be to be broadcast on free-to-air channels from 8:30pm instead of 9pm.

Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey is among a group of Coalition MPs who are opposing the changes and who are meeting a representative from Free TV in Canberra today.He said he had strong support from his Coalition colleagues and was calling on Free TV to withdraw the new code before it starts.

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Read the ACCM media release on the new code