Agency VA 4284
State Advisory Board on Publications
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Date Range: 1973 - 1990
 
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The State Advisory Board on Publications was established by Section 180c of the Police Offences (Publications) Act 1973.

The Board consisted of five persons, one of whom should be a Barrister and Solicitor, one should have a qualification in the field of literature or art and one should have a qualification in education. At least one member of the Board should be a woman and at least one member should be a man.

Function

Essentially the Board was to advise the Minister whether a publications was suitable for sale to individuals under eighteen years of age.

The Minister could also refer any publication to the Board for report.

Abolition

The State Advisory Board on Publications was abolished under the provisions of the Classification of Films and Publications Act 1990, when the function of reporting whether a publication was suitable to be sold to individuals under eighteen years old was referred to the relevant Commonwealth body.
 
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1973 - 1990 Minutes of Meetings VPRS 12702 North Melbourne Closed
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1973 - 1979 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1980 - 1990 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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