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On Friday 5th May, 2017 ACCM held a national conference (Tots and Tech: challenges for early childhood in a digital age) and a cocktail reception to celebrate our 60th Birthday.The conference was an overwhelming success with approximately 100 people attending. read more »
Australia’s National Classification Scheme (NCS) does not give them enough information say 82% of Australian parents and carers”. And 89% think that an age-based system would suit their needs better. These are the findings of an online survey conducted between March and April this year, by the Australian Council read more »
The Turnbull Government today tabled its response to a Senate References Committee on Environment and Communications report on Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet. The Committee’s report made four recommendations. Read the full media release Read the Committee’s report and the Government’s read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 18 April 2017 is now available. Read it here Sign up to receive the fortnightly E-Bulletin on Facebook or with the form on our Contact page read more »
This is your chance to tell us whether Australia's classification system for films and games suits your family's needs. Your opinion could help to make a real difference. Australia's present classification system for movies and games uses the classifications G, PG, M, MA15+ and R18+. All except R18+ are about read more »
According to The Australian newspaper of 10 April, the TV industry has told a House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry into the factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and TV industry that it thinks the long standing requirements (1979) for quality quotas read more »
The study, just published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, used the same research methodology in each of Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, and the US. It found that violent media use was positively and significantly related to aggressive behaviour in all 7 countries media violence impacts were read more »
ACCM President Professor Elizabeth Handsley contributed to this Nine Network news story about a violent videogame set in Adelaide streets and using images of SAPOL cars read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 30 March 2017 is now available. Read it here Sign up to receive the fortnightly E-Bulletin on Facebook or with the form on our Contact page read more »
The advertising of gambling during sports matches is becoming more frequent. For example, it has been reported that more than one-in-six ads shown during AFL matches are gambling-related.Now the Turnbull Government is reported to be considering banning the advertising of gambling during televised sporting broadcasts. Gambling expert, Dr Christopher Hunt from the University of Sydney supports read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 16 March 2017 is now available. Read it here Sign up to receive the fortnightly E-Bulletin on Facebook or with the form on our Contact page read more »
The internet has given the world a voice. Why do some use their voice to shame, bully and brutalise? What does it mean for human nature, democracy and the future? In Cyberhate with Tara Moss, a documentary produced by The Full Box for ABC TV, Tara Moss investigates online abuse, read more »
The Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan MP, has announced that young Australians will have greater protection from the vile grooming of online predators under tough new laws to be introduced by the Australian Government. An evolved version of Carly’s Law will make it a crime for an adult to read more »
The House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has announced that it will conduct an inquiry into “factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry”.The Committee has invited submissions and these are due by the 31st of March. There will also read more »
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