Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

3A Publication may be age-restricted if it contains highly offensive language likely to cause serious harm

(1)

A publication to which subsection (2) applies may be classified as a restricted publication under section 23(2)(c)(i).

(2)

This subsection applies to a publication that contains highly offensive language to such an extent or degree that the availability of the publication would be likely, if not restricted to persons who have attained a specified age, to cause serious harm to persons under that age.

(3)

In this section, highly offensive language means language that is highly offensive to the public in general.

Section 3A: inserted, on 22 February 2005, by section 5 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 2).