- Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
Recently, I attended a film screening at ACMI with my 6 week old daughter. After being shown to our seats in the cinema I was asked to leave because the film to be screened was unclassified and thus restricted to 18+ audience.
I was told it was against the law to have my daughter in the cinema and that they would not screen the film until we had left. I believe this discriminates against nursing mothers and an exemption from the age restrictions should be made.
Nursing mothers should have the right to view any film in any cinema at their own discretion.
We, the undersigned, call on the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to lobby the Office of Film and Literature Classification and the Attorney-General for an amendment to the age restriction laws on behalf and in support of breastfeeding women.
The Stop Discrimination against Breastfeeding Mothers petition to Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner was written by breastfeedingmum and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.