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There is a range of Codes and Standards for different media. Here’s what you should be able to expect from each.
1. Television and radio
Most Codes are self-regulated, but all television and radio codes are overseen by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Free to air television
Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) (self regulatory)
The AANA has a range of Codes covering different situations and audiences
4. Cinema films, DVDs and videos
These are required to be classified by the (Commonwealth) Classification Board
All games for sale or hire are required to be classified by (Commonwealth) Classification Board
6. Publications (incl books and magazines)
These are required to be classified by the (Commonwealth) Classification Board only if they may fall into Restricted categories
8. Music lyrics
Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
9. Telecommunications – premium services
The ACMA has Codes for privacy in broadcast media
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