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  • Parliamentary Committee recommends mandatory age verification for online pornography and wagering

    Access to online pornography and wagering would be restricted through mandatory age verification under the recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs presented today. The recommendations were made in its report Protecting the age of innocence, following the Committee’s inquiry into the potential role of age verification in protecting children and young people from exposure to online wagering and online pornography.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 5 March 2020


  • Checking in on online age verification

    This week the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold two public hearings for its inquiry into age verification for online pornography and online wagering.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019


  • Age verification – keeping minors safe online

    With 44 per cent of children between 9 and 16 reporting that they have encountered sexual images online, a parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of age verification systems on pornographic and gambling websites.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019





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    House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
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    About this inquiry

    The House of Represenatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will inquire into and report on age verification for online wagering and online pornography.


    Past Public Hearings

    06 Dec 2019: Canberra
    05 Dec 2019: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions closed

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