Into the river – Unrestricted

Cover of Into the riverIt was announced yesterday that Into the River by Ted Dawe has been classified as Unrestricted and the Interim Restriction Order imposed by the President of the Board of Review is no longer in force. Good news. Here’s our post on the ban.

So if you want to borrow Into the river from your library, you can. But you might have to wait a bit, as 23 people currently have a hold on it! Put your hold on, and we will get it to you ASAP.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has this case study that explains the ins and outs of the Into the River drama, including the Film and Literature Board of Review’s majority decision classifying Into the River as R14 (419 KB PDF).

The timeline:

  • 11/09/2013: Classified Unrestricted M by the Classification Office
  • 23/12/2013: Classified R14 by the Board of Review
  • 14/08/2015: Classified Unrestricted by the Classification Office
  • 14/10/2015: Classified Unrestricted by the Board of Review

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