Preparing a written submission on a publication submitted by a court

In court proceedings, a publication may be referred by the court to the Classification Office under section 29(1) or section 41(3) of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.

Every person who is party to the proceedings in respect of the referral has the right to make a written submission to the Classification Office.

The Classification Office will send interested parties information on what can be included in a written submission, copies of the classification criteria, a return address, and the closing date for submissions.

A written submission should contain information on why the writer considers the publication should receive a particular classification. Submissions can, for example, discuss things such as artistic or scientific merit of the publication or the purpose for which the publication is intended to be used. 

If you require assistance with an application or need more information please feel free to contact our Information Unit.

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