In April 2013, issue #13 (132-pages) of HARMONY XXX was banned by the Classification Board. The reason given was:
Reason: Pubs 1(a)
The publication is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Publications Table, 1. (a) as publications that "describe, depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."
It was submitted by Windsor Wholesale.
In April and May 2013, they had issues 10, 11 and 12 of this British hardcore magazine passed with Category 2 ratings.
The earliest edition that the Classification Board list in their database is HOOTERS #2. This was rated Category 1 in November 2007.
Since then, HOOTERS has either been rated Category 1, or Unrestricted. Many issues are listed as being 'Modified'.
In September 2009, a 46-page edition of HOOTERS #76 was banned by the Classification Board.
Later in the month, ACP Extra removed two pages of content, and a 44-page version was passed with an Unrestricted-rating.
HUSTLER BARELY LEGAL Volume 1 #1 was passed with a Category 1 rating in August 1993. Since then it has often been censored prior to submission, and has seen its ratings move back and forth between Category 1 and 2.
The Australian edition of HUSTLER BARELY LEGAL Volume 6 (2001) remains the only other issue to be banned. JT Publishing had a 100-page proof print rated RC in May 2001. It was modified, and the following month passed with a Category 1 rating.
In April 2011, a 132-page edition of HUSTLER BARELY LEGAL Volume 18 #3 (November 2010) was Refused Classification. The Investigation Branch of Queensland's Office of Fair Trading was the applicant. At the same time, they had five other DVDs and magazines classified with either RC, X18+, or Category 2 ratings.
In July 2008, a 138-page edition of HUSTLER BARELY LEGAL Volume 15 #11 (July 2008) was Refused Classification because it contained an offensive fantasy. NAMDA was the applicant.
Here is how the Classification Board described the ban.
RC (Refused Classification)
Annual Report 2008-2009
Publications classified RC cannot be sold or displayed in Australia. During the reporting period, of the total of 180 publications classified, five publications were classified RC .
Hustler Barely Legal Volume 15 Number 11 July 2008 was classified RC as it contained content which constituted an offensive fantasy.