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Saturday, July 08, 2006

States' help needed to ban books: Ruddock

The Federal Government has announced new steps to crack down on books or films that encourage acts of terrorism.

The Attorney-General Philip Ruddock says he has written to state and territory Censorship Ministers, asking them to work with the Commonwealth to consider ways to ban the sale of books or films that support violent jihad or glorify suicide bombings.

Mr Ruddock has also asked the Classification Review Board to take another look at its decision which found that eight books and one film did not incite or promote violence.

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