"> Name: Australian Education Ministry bans two plays

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Australia

SubjectReligious , Other


Artist: Gillian Mear and Caryl Churchill

Confronting Bodies: Australian Education Minister

Date of Action: April 1997

Specific Location: New South Wales, Australia

Description of Artwork: Gillian Mear's play "Fineflour" and Churchill's play "Top Girls."

Description of Incident: A New South Wales review panel banned the plays from the New South Wales Higher School Certificate reading list. The officials suggested that Churchill's play is "dated," shows "contempt for religion," and" contains gratuitous violence."

Results of Incident: The Education Ministry upheld the review panel's ban on the two plays.

Source: Index on Censorship, 3/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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