Waltzing Matilda to be banned
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 18:10:15 +1100
On 5 Mar 97 at 7:43, Greg Taylor wrote:
> The recently-released Senate Committee report on the Portrayal of Violence in
> the Electronic Media refers to concerns about music lyrics promoting suicide as
> a solution to personal problems.
> The report includes this recommendation:
> that the ARIA Code of Practice Guidelines No. 3 for "material which
> are not permitted to be sold" be amended to add the word "suicide"
> after the words "incest" and "child abuse". (Recommendation 14)
> I wonder if the well-meaning Senators realise that this would include a
> ban on the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda?
No great loss. A ban on silly songs is surely in the best interest of all
citizens. And I think T-shirts and nursery rhymes should be our next target.