"I am concerned that this review may be an ideological one based on -- to quote from the introduction in the review's discussion paper -- the "government deregulation agenda" which it states thus: "The Australian Government is committed to reducing the burden and cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation imposed on individuals, business and community organisations...."
"I believe that the adoption of inadequately researched deregulation measures is likely to have unintended consequences and that it will not be helpful if submissions merely assert positions without sufficient evidence (which I suspect is likely). Similarly, my own submission should be regarded as tentative. it is compromised by my lack of time and resources to marshal or analyse the evidence which I feel is required to support my views. Having said this, the examination I did make of statistics from Screen Australia's research section was extremely provocative. "
Martha's submission has been posted online here at the Film Alert website.