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Here are some links to other organisations that deal with things like film labelling, broadcasting regulation, internet safety and New Zealand laws.

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The Film and Video Labelling Body

The Labelling Body rates unrestricted films, cross-rates unrestricted films that have been rated in Australia or the UK and issues the labels that must be affixed to films before they can be supplied to the public.

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The Broadcasting Standards Authority

Broadcasting on TV and radio in New Zealand is regulated by the Broadcasting Act 1989. Complaints about broadcasts should be directed to the broadcaster concerned, and then to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

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The Department of Internal Affairs

Broadcasting on TV and radio in New Zealand is regulated by the Broadcasting Act 1989. Complaints about broadcasts should be directed to the broadcaster concerned, and then to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

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legislation.govt.nz

You can find the full text of the Classification Act on this website. The pieces of legislation that have some impact on the classification system include:

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The New Zealand Press Council

The Press Council was established in 1972 as an industry self-regulatory body and provides an independent forum for resolving complaints involving the press and other news media.

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The Advertising Standards Authority

The advertising industry practises self-regulation under the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), an industry-run organisation. They do not work within a legal framework, but have a set of agreed codes which can be read on the ASA website.

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The Online Media Standards Authority

The Online Media Standards Authority (OMSA) is a self-regulatory body, which handles complaints about news and current affairs published online by any of its members.

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Netsafe

NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies. They promote cybersafety and champion digital citizenship by educating and supporting individuals, organisations and industry on a range of issues.

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New Zealand Parliament website

The Parliament website has information on the processes of New Zealand's parliament, including information on legislation and bills as they go through the steps to becoming law.

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