The Classification of Media Content Act

15.5 As discussed in Chapter 5, the ALRC recommends that a new National Classification Scheme be enacted to provide consolidated and modernised laws to replace the classification cooperative scheme and the co-regulatory schemes for regulating television, online content and content provided by mobile carriers contained in the Broadcasting Services Act.

15.6 As the centrepiece of this framework, the ALRC recommends a Classification of Media Content Act, establishing a new classification scheme applicable to offline and online media content.

15.7 An important part of the rationale for having a new scheme is to avoid inconsistency in the enforcement of classification laws. Chapter 16 discusses enforcement in more detail.