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from 5:00pm Monday 24 December until Tuesday the 1 January 2019 inclusive.
We wish you a safe Christmas break, the branch will return
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This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.


​What is the Serial Declaration Scheme?

General rules

Publication classifications only apply to a single issue of the publication. This means that each issue of the publication needs to be individually submitted for classification.

The Classification Board may grant a declaration that the classification and conditions previously granted to an original issue of a periodical can be used to sell all future issues of that periodical released within a set time after the declaration is granted, provided the content of the future issues does not exceed the classification granted to the original issue.

In deciding whether to grant a declaration, and the length of time the duration will apply, the board can take into account the classification history of the publication and the history of compliance with previous Serial Declarations. The board also needs to be satisfied that issues published under the Serial Declaration will comply with the classification of the original issue.

This can result in significant time and cost savings to clients.


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