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Election Survey - Victoria 2010 - Q10

Q10 - Pornography

Would you support more vigorous enforcement of pornography laws and higher penalties for breaches?


Party Reply  Score
 Australian Labor Party

The Brumby Labor Government supports restrictions on explicit adult material to ensure that minors are not exposed to sexually explicit materials.  In direct response to concerns raised by Victorian groups Kids Free 2B Kids and Say No 4 Kids, the Brumby Labor Government has helped establish a national Compliance and Enforcement Working Party to improve compliance with classification laws in relation to offensive films and publications; as well as to develop national consistency in this vital area of law.
Liberal-National Party

A Coalition government will give to consumer affairs inspectors the primary power and responsibility to enforce pornography laws.   Victoria Police will retain enforcement powers as well.   

We will also consider whether higher penalties for breaches should be introduced.  The Liberal Nationals Coalition believes that current enforcement of pornography laws in Victoria is inadequate, resulting in a proliferation of X18+ and unclassified material.  

Democratic Labor Party

Yes, definitely.  Clause 12d of the DLP Objectives states: “The DLP shall uphold the principles of liberty intended to affirm the authority of just law as paramount in the protection of community interests against exploitation, violence or threat from self serving, coercive-ideological and lawless agents or groups.” 

Christian Democratic Party

Yes, definitely.

Family First Party

Yes, definitely.

The Greens

The Victorian Greens support protecting children from exposure to harmful content and will examine best practice, evidence-based approaches, including international experience, in this regard.

We also support a culture of respectful, dignified and empowering images and messages about women.  A key priority of the Victorian Greens Women's policy is ensuring the community is informed and educated about the social and personal impact of material that presents women as objects for sexual abuse, denigration and violence.

Australian Sex Party

The Australian Sex Party believes that there is broad community support to decriminalise the sale of X rated films.   Only after decriminalisation can better regulation of sales be implemented, thus more effectively enabling law enforcers to prosecute the sellers of child pornography.


Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000


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