On 2 December 2015 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 1 December 2016.
Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet
The closing date for submissions is 10 March 2016.
About this inquiry
The harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet including trends in children's consumption of pornography, the impact of this on the development of health and respectful relationships, harm minimisation methods used in other jurisdictions and possible measures to be implemented in Australia.
Committee Secretariat contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Terms of Reference:
That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in December 2016:
Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet, with particular reference to:
- trends of online consumption of pornography by children and their impact on the development of healthy and respectful relationships;
- current methods taken towards harm minimisation in other jurisdictions, and the effectiveness of those methods;
- the identification of any measures with the potential for implementation in Australia; and
- any other related matters.