Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

Classification decisions made on or after 1 October 2012

Heading: inserted, on 1 October 2012, by section 9 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

39 Register of classification decisions made on or after 1 October 2012

(1)

The Chief Censor must establish and maintain a register of classification decisions made on or after 1 October 2012.

(2)

The register must be established and maintained in an electronic medium.

(3)

There must be entered in the register for each publication examined by the Classification Office or the Board the following information:

(a)

the decision as to the publication’s classification; and

(b)

the date on which notice of the decision was given, under section 38(1), by the Classification Office or, under section 55(1)(c), by the Board; and

(c)

the date of entry of the decision in the register; and

(d)

such other information as may be prescribed in regulations made under section 149.

(4)

The information specified in subsection (3) must be entered in the register,—

(a)

in the case of a publication examined by the Classification Office, within 5 working days after the date on which, under section 38(1), the Classification Office gives notice of its decision:

(b)

in the case of a publication examined by the Board, within 5 working days after the date on which, under section 55(1)(c), the Board gives notice of its decision.

(5)

The Chief Censor must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in the register is available at all reasonable times for inspection by the public.

(6)

The Chief Censor must supply to any person a paper or an electronic copy of all or part of the register on request and on payment of a reasonable charge for the production of the copy.

Section 39: replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 10 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).