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Long gone are the days when the extent of our most common form of consumption of – or unintentional contact with – pornography was an old copy of Playboy stashed beneath the bed.

But much has changed in the last decade or so in terms of pornography access and usage. Late last year, Playboy announced that it would no longer publish its nude centrefold, an overdue acknowledgement that the iconic glossy men’s magazine can no longer compete with the proliferation of pornography available for free, and often produced by amateurs, on the internet.

How is the proliferation of pornography affecting Australians today? And how have attitudes towards pornography changed? Madeleine Morris will be joined by a panel of experts for a full hour of Q&A about pornography and relationships, pleasure, violence, education, mental health and sexuality.


Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris is a Melbourne-based reporter for ABC television’s 7.30. She was formerly a presenter for the BBC in London and reported from dozens of countries before returning to her native Australia. She is the author of Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can Grow ... Read more

Anita Elias

Dr Anita Elias is a medical practitioner with a background in general practice. She trained in individual, couple and family therapy and has specialised and has worked in sexual medicine and sexual and relationship therapy for 20 years. She attained the inaugural Fellowship of the European... Read more

Maree Crabbe

Maree Crabbe coordinates the violence prevention project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. The project seeks to support young people and the broader community to critique the messages about gender and sex that are conveyed through mainstream pornography, and to promote und... Read more

Anastasia Powell

Anastasia Powell is a Senior Research Fellow in Justice & Legal Studies, at RMIT University. Anastasia is co-convenor of GeVARA, the Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance, and member of the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University. Her research specialises in primary pr... Read more

Rachel Payne

Rachel Payne is the General Manager of Eros Association, the national industry association and advocacy group of the adult retail and entertainment industry. Relatively new to this position, Rachel has been working on campaigns surrounding classification and censorship, as well as discrimination of ... Read more


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