Objectionable publications - Police Manual chapter
This Police Manual chapter details key provisions in the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (FVPCA). It outlines Police powers when acting as Inspectors of Publications under the FVPCA, and the elements of key offences under the FVPCA. It also outlines the new offence of indecent communication with a young person, details the approvals required before prosecutions can be commenced, and outlines restrictions relating to the 'Clean Slate Scheme' on the sharing of information with other agencies. Some parts of this chapter have been considered not appropriate for release and, if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). In this chapter, the relevant sections of the Act that would apply have been identified.