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Call for age verification for adult content

Concerned Dubbo parents are encouraged to contact Member for Parkes Mark Coulton to lobby the government to introduce age-verification measures to porn sites.

Encouraged by registered Australian charity, Porn Harms Kids, and inspired by new British laws stating pornography websites serving the United Kingdom could soon be forced to verify users’ ages via credit cards to prove they are over 18, or risk being banned in Britain.

As a signatory to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child a similar law in Australia would be a way the government can exercise their responsibility to protect children. For more information www.pornharmskids.org.au.