Australian Education Ministry
Artist: Gillian Mear and Caryl Churchill
Confronting Bodies: Australian Education Minister
Dates of Action: April, 1997
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Description of Artwork: Gillian Mear's play Fineflour and Churchill's play Top Girls.
The Incident: A New South Wales review panel banned the plays from the New South Wales Higher School Certificate reading list. The officials suggested that Churchill's play is "dated," shows "contempt for religion," and" contains gratuitous violence."
Results of Incident: The Education Ministry upheld the review panel's ban on the two plays.
Source: Index on Censorship, 3/97