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Pornography awareness: a process of engagement with Northern Territory Indigenous communities

Technical and background paper series no. 34

Colleen Bryant, Matthew Willis
ISBN 978 1 921532 ISSN 1836-2052
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2009

Abstract

In 2007, concerns about the exposure of Indigenous children to pornography and links between the use of pornography and sexual abuse of children led the Northern Territory Attorney-General to approach the Northern Territory Department of Justice (NT Justice) about developing a media classification awareness and education campaign for Indigenous communities. NT Justice undertook a series of consultations, particularly with Indigenous men, across the Northern Territory. These consultations provided input into the messages to be delivered through the campaign, the appropriate target audiences, critical success factors, risks and sensitivities, and the development of a communications strategy.