Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

42 Reconsideration of publications

(1)

Any person may, with the leave of the Chief Censor, submit any publication to the Classification Office for reconsideration of the last decision of the Classification Office or the Board in respect of that publication if not less than 3 years have elapsed since that decision was entered in the register in accordance with section 39, and the Classification Office may alter or confirm the previous decision.

(2)

Any owner, maker, publisher, or authorised distributor of a publication may submit that publication to the Classification Office for reconsideration of the last decision of the Classification Office or the Board in respect of that publication if not less than 3 years have elapsed since that decision was entered in the register in accordance with section 39, and the Classification Office may alter or confirm the previous decision.

(3)

Notwithstanding that the period specified in subsection (1) or subsection (2) has not expired, any person may, with the leave of the Chief Censor, submit any publication to the Classification Office for reconsideration of any decision made in respect of it within the period referred to in those subsections if—

(a)

in the case of a film, the film has been substantially altered since that decision; or

(b)

the Chief Censor is satisfied that there are special circumstances justifying reconsideration of the decision.

Compare: 1963 No 22 s 20; 1983 No 130 s 19; 1987 No 85 s 30; 1990 No 59 s 6(2)

Section 42(1): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 12 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Section 42(2): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 12 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).