Independent Reference Group

The Department established an Independent Reference Group (IRG), the membership of which is representative of enforcement agencies, the Office of Film and Literature Classification, Internet Service Providers, Internet users, and agencies and community groups with an interest in the welfare of children.

The general function of the IRG is to maintain oversight of the operation of the Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System to ensure it is operated with integrity and adheres to the principles set down in the Code of Practice.

Members of the IRG

  • Chief Censor - David Shanks
  • Jared Mullen - Deputy Chief Censor, Office of Film & Literature Classification
  • Kathleen Logan - Office of the Children's Commissioner
  • Stephen Waugh - Manager Censorship, Department of Internal Affairs
  • Mark Harris - Technology Research & Consulting
  • Andrew Pirie - General Manager Corporate Relations, SPARK
  • Geoff Thorn - Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunication Carriers Forum
  • David Stone - Consultant

Meeting minutes and briefing documents

July 2018

June 2018

April 2018

December 2017

July 2017

February 2017

August 2015

May 2015

November 2014

March 2014

December 2013

June 2013

December 2012

April 2012

December 2011

August 2011

April 2011

March 2011

October 2010

February 2010

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