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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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O m b u d sm a n f o r th e N orth ern T e rr ito ry o f A u s tr a l ia The O m b u d sm an for the N orthern T erritory gave, for the firs t tim e in h is 1992-93 A nnual Report, details of com plain ts by reference to the sex of th e com plainan t. T his revealed, am ongst o th er th ings, th a t m en u se the services of th e O m budsm an m ore th a n w om en an d identifies m a tte rs a b o u t w hich w om en com plain to th e O m budsm an . P ro s ti tu tio n R e g u la tio n A c t 1 9 9 2 The Prostitution Regulation A ct com m enced in 1992. It form alises and provides a legislative b asis for th e p ro stitu tio n in dustry , in o rder to stop in filtration of th e in d u s try by organised crim e an d to red u ce exploitation w ith in the industry . The Act specifically legislates to p ro tec t m inors. C la ss if ic a tio n o f P u b lic a tio n s a n d F ilm s A m en d m e n t A c t 1 9 9 2 T his Act com m enced operation on 1 J a n u a ry 1993. It am en d s the p rincipal a c t by in serting a new p a r t (Part IV A) w hich p roh ib its the p roduction or copying of films w hich have a n X classification. C rim in a l C ode A m en d m e n t A c t (No. 3) 1 9 9 2 T his Act com m enced operation on 22 D ecem ber 1992. It am ends the C rim inal Code by repealing and replacing section 137 of th e Code w hich concerns th e offence of child pornography. The new section m akes it a crim e to produce, copy, cause to be produced or copied, partic ipa te in the p roduction or copying of, or to offer, advertise for sale or d istribu tion , child pornography. An offender could be im prisoned for ten years. The law also in se rts a new section 137A