Brown Queries Censorship Board
"I am alarmed by a report received by my office that appointments to the board of the Office of Film and Literature Classification maybe being politicised," Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.
"Well placed sources have informed the Greens that the normal process -whereby applicants for the board are advertised for, then interviewed and placed on a shortlist for the Attorney-General and Cabinet - has been dumped.
"The Prime Minister must come clean and advise the public if the independent selection process has been ditched in favour of government selection.
"The Government must confirm that the selection process for the censorship board, which commenced last September, has not been halted.
"This news comes after reports again of a long meeting between the Prime Minister and Senator Harradine. I call for the minutes of that meeting to be released
"There is no better way of ensuring censorship than to ensure the choice of censor," said Senator Brown
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