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Classification review announced for the film The Children in the Pictures

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The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film, The Children in the Pictures.

The Children in the Pictureswas classified MA 15+ (Restricted) with consumer advice 'Strong themes and references to child sexual abuse' by the Classification Board on 13 August 2021.

The Classification Review Board will meet on Monday 27 September 2021 to consider the application. The decision and reasons will later be published on

If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board. The names of interested parties will be disclosed in the Review Board's final decision report, unless requested otherwise.

The closing date to lodge your application for standing as an interested party and any submissions is Friday 24 September 2021. Please note that the Review Board can only consider submissions about the film (The Children in the Pictures) itself and not any other matters relating to film classification policy or issues generally.

Submissions should be emailed to

The Classification Review Board is an independent merits review body. It makes a fresh classification decision upon receipt of an application for review. The Classification Review Board decision takes the place of the original decision made by the Classification Board.

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02 6271 1000

Statement authorised by Convenor, Classification Review Board.