July 31st 2004

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: What the COAG Water Agreement means

EDITORIAL: Issues facing the Howard Government

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Kim Beazley's return masks Labor's divisions over US

AUSFTA: Will Green preferences sink trade agreement?

NATIONAL COMPETITION POLICY: SA Government heads towards dismantling single selling-desk for barley

DEREGULATION: Stock Journal survey rejects new SA Barley Export Bill

QUARANTINE BREACH: Inquiry needed on citrus canker

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Boswell sees red over Senate marriage delay

EDUCATION: School vouchers - giving power back to parents

SOCIAL POLICY: Singapore's Provident Fund adapts to new realities

FILM: Appeals against degrading movies rejected

MEDIA: Victory on TV Code of Practice

HEALTH: Abortion causes uterine damage

VICTORIA: Are we facing a long dry spell?

STRAWS IN THE WIND : Peacock Throne / The Stasi never died / Supersized

CINEMA: Whatever happened to the family film?

Distributism defended (letter)

People without land (letter)

Ethanol industry viable (letter)

OBITUARY: Vale Brian Nash

OBITUARY: Vale Martin Klibbe

BOOKS: Nightmare of the Prophet, by Paul Gray

BOOKS: Memo for a Saner World, by Bob Brown

BOOKS: So Monstrous A Travesty, by Ross McMullin

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Victory on TV Code of Practice

by Richard Egan

News Weekly, July 31, 2004
A proposed draft code for free-to-air commercial TV would have reduced the after-school G classification zone from 4 pm - 7:30pm down to just 4 pm - 5 pm, allowing PG programs from 5 pm onwards.

After receiving a record number of submissions from concerned families, and questioning of the justification for the proposal by the Australian Broadcasting Authority under former head, Professor David Flint, Free TV Australia had to accept a final code which retained the G classification zone from 4 pm -7 pm. At least Fat Cat doesn't have to go to bed at 5 pm, thanks to these efforts!

Unfortunately, the weekend G classification zone was reduced so that PG programs can now be screened from 10am onwards instead of 7:30 pm.

  • Richard Egan

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