Campaigns and Advocacy


January 2015:  Response to ACT Govt Inquiry: Options to protect the community from potential harms associated with personal vaporisers (e-cigarettes)


November 2014:   rimes Leg Amendment (Psych Substances) reply D. Feeney
October 2014: Eros Green Paper on the Future of Adult Retail

September 2014:Summary of SL&CAC recommendations re Crimes Leg Amend (Psych Subs) Bill 2014

August 2014: Response to Inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]

May 2014: Submission – A reply to the Regulation Impact Statement on banning the importation of substances which mimic the effects of illicit drugs



19th June 2013: Submission – NSW Inquiry into Drug and Alcohol Treatment

19th June 2013: Submission – QLD Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs Amendment Bill 2012



15th November 2012: Letter from Greens Senator Penny Wright regarding the Classification and ALRC Report

15th November 2012: Publications Bulletin No 21. 31st October 2012

31st October 2012: AICO Newsletter – November 2012

16th October 2012: Classification Board Letter regarding Fifty Shades of Grey

26th September 2012: Letter from the ACT Chief Minister, Minister for Health

13th September 2012: Letter to Federal Politicians, Imprisonment for Censorship Offence

13th September 2012: Letter to the Director of Classification Board: Fifty Shades of Grey

30th August 2012: Letter to Senator Doug Cameron

30th August 2012: Letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard

2nd August 2012: Publication Bulletin No. 20. 20th July 2012

30th July 2012: Submission – Regarding the Interim Decision for 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA)

29th May 2012: Customs advice to adult importers

3rd May 2012: Follow up advice on TGA delegate decision regarding Cannabinomimetics

3rd May 2012: Submission – Inquiry into Law Reform Issues regarding ‘Synthetic Drugs’

19th April 2012: Legal advice on TGA delegate decision regarding Cannabinomimetics

19th April 2012: Publications Bulletin No. 19. 19th April 2012

22nd February 2012: Consultation meeting – Australian National Council on Drugs

14th February 2012: Publications Bulletin. No. 18. 16th January 2012

14th February 2012: Submission – The Scheduling Expert Advisory Committee

14th February 2012: Letter from Classification Board regards CLS Officers

July 1 2014: 2014 Report on the US E-cigarette Market – Forecast to 2018: GlobeNewswire

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2014 Report on the US E-cigarette Market – Forecast to 2018” report to their offering.
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June 30 2014: Should tattoo parlours and sex shops be banned from Glenelg?: The Australian

Australian Sex Party and national adult retail association, the Eros Association, president Fiona Patten said the council was “jumping at shadows” and …
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24 April 2014: Making Canberra’s sex trade safer: Canberra Times

As the CEO of the adults-only industry association, the Eros Association, and as president of the Australian Sex Party, I’ve seen my fair share of brothels. I’ve talked to more sex workers than Giulia Jones and Vicki Dunne ever have. When working for the Workers in Sex Employment group in Canberra in the 1980s, I reckon I inspected more brothels than the entire ACT Regulatory Services department. Read more

17 February 2014: Letter to the Editor: Screen Print

Your article on the lack of classification enforcement in the March issue was interesting in itself but what was that X rated stamp that loomed large over the article? Read more

19 December 2013: Knox Council investigating Honey Birdette shop selling sex toys at Westfield Knox: Herald Sun

Fiona Patten, executive officer at the Eros Association, the peak industry group for adult shops, said a business had to sell both adult magazines and sex toys to … Read more

9 December 2013: Punch Drunk: Cut late-night drinking, ACT government told:

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