TALKING POINT

 

A useful start on reform of our classification system?

A useful start on reform of our classification system?

CMA’s Hon CEO, Barbara Biggins, posits ‘A useful start on reform of our classification system?’ The federal government has announced the next stage of the long running (since 2011) review of the National Classification Scheme (NCS), and submissions are called for by...

Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance

CMA’s Vice President, Prof. Wayne Warburton, discusses ‘Finding the right balance’. There is often a disconnect between what science finds about a phenomenon, and the public discourse around that phenomenon. Sometimes this is because those with business or ideological...

Best interests of children must be paramount.

Best interests of children must be paramount.

Best interests of children must be paramount. To date, Australia’s online safety regime has not required industry to make the best interests of children paramount when designing or offering services used by children. The Federal Government has recently proposed that a...

How did this happen?

How did this happen?

A parent has sent us her concerns about a trailer seen recently by her children. We’re sharing it as this month’s Talking Point. How did this happen? During our Sunday morning children’s cartoons viewing on 9Go on October 22, I saw the following commercial for the...

‘Outside the Screen’ Podcast

‘Outside the Screen’ Podcast

'Outside the Screen' Podcast CMA's President, Prof. Elizabeth Handsley, has partnered with Dr Kim Le, child and adolescent psychiatrist, in a new podcast, 'Outside the Screen'. Kim and Liz will be discussing research and policy developments about children's...

The AANA, food ads and kids: unpacking the propaganda

The AANA, food ads and kids: unpacking the propaganda

The AANA, food ads and kids: unpacking the propaganda Prof. Elizabeth Handsley, President of Children and Media Australia On 19 June 2023, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport put out a media release about plans for a public...