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After an interlude, Part IV of this series picks up in the depths of Kings Cross in where the second section of Part III, left off.

Following Portnoy’s victory in 1972, obscene and sexually explicit material was riding high in Australia. The abandonment of threshold censorship by the federal government and the collapse of the enforcement of obscenity law inaugurated a twelve-year period where Australia was treated to one political backdown after another when it came to the policing of what was once considered obscene material. These were the golden years of obscenity from 1972 to 1984 which took full advantage of the explosion of the pornographic industry in America and Europe and the unleashing of sexual mores from the wider sexual revolution. People around the country set about enjoying their new-found freedoms and a whole new world of sex emerged in Australian popular culture; full nudity was appearing on television and on stages, sex could be freely spoken about on the national broadcaster, and films containing strong sexual themes were becoming normal fare for cinema-goers under the newly established R-rating. Men’s magazines had wide distributions, erotic literature and sex toys could be legally purchased, and slowly but surely pornographic films were making inroads.

Obscenity laws remained on the books for a while longer and was only fully dismantled within the Customs Act in 1984[A1]Regulation 4a of the Customs Act, which included the category of “blasphemous, indecent or obscene” goods that could be denied entry, was thereafter ignored and was removed by the Hawke Labor government in 1984 and replaced with specific categories relating to depictions of child abuse, terrorism and extreme violence., but the Portnoy’s Complaint saga (alongside the watering down of the legal definition of obscenity by Crowe v. Graham) had shown that it was now unenforceable, and importation bans on obscene publications were never attempted by the federal government again. The naïve belief espoused by politicians while introducing the Restricted 18+ rating (in 1967 and 1971 for publications and films respectively) that it would not lead to more obscene content being legalized was shown to be farcical. In 1971 customs minister Don Chipp had nominated the high-brow Playboy magazine as the benchmark of permissiveness in Australia beyond which publications were not to be allowed.[A2]Sullivan, B. 1997, The Politics of Sex: Prostitution and pornography in Australia since 1945, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, p.134. At most it took two years before cutting-edge publications that had moved well beyond Playboy in their level of obscene content could be freely purchased in Australia.

As mentioned in Part I, the Whitlam federal government established a new federal classification scheme in 1974, and all states other than Queensland followed suit by passing liberalizing classification laws. These state laws held back on the full extent of liberalization that the federal government outlined and still attempted to prohibit more extreme content. However, prosecuting such publications for obscenity almost always turned out to be more cumbersome than it was worth, with only a slim chance of success, and would always be negated by lack of action in other states and the more liberal federal scheme. Only a brief legislative move around the country to outlaw child pornography in 1977, which had become disturbingly common among publications assessed by classification boards[A3]The annual reports of the Victorian State Advisory Board on Publications between 1974-1978 give effect to this., resulted in anything that can be considered a roll-back on the trend towards liberalization.

Freed from the constraints of obscenity laws and importation restrictions, the explosion of sexual content that occurred during this period was by no means a purely Jewish affair. Nevertheless, as the final essay in the series will outline, Jews were responsible for much of the highlights, and were an ever-present fixture at the vanguard before the adult industry turned legitimate during the latter stages of the 1980s.

1965 vs 1975

An outline of the types of material authorities were dealing with in the year 1965 compared with 1975 offers an insight into how quickly obscene content had taken hold after the Portnoy victory and the further liberalizing government decisions. Putting aside the foreign books, films and magazines that the Australian government was still holding the fort against, the local publications contended with in the mid-1960s were utterly tame compared to a mere decade later. Sore points for authorities were still comic books, bikini-clad magazine covers and paperback pulp fiction which traded in indecent sexual themes. Such novels had begun to take their cue from Kings Cross, the center of sin, as a setting for their stories and used ever more risqué graphic art for their front covers.

This pulp market was dominated by Jewish-owned Horwitz Publications, the largest paperback publisher in Australia. Run by their son Stanley by the 1960s, Horwitz was founded in 1921 by Israel and Ruth Horwitz, who had capitalized on a gap in the market created by import restrictions on cheap literature coming in from America, material that was not deemed appropriate for Australian audiences as it unduly emphasized sex.[A4]Nette, A 2022, Horwitz Publications, pulp fiction and the rise of the Australian paperback, Anthem Press, London UK, p.26 In 1965, the overtly sexual nature of pulp fiction had not yet been fully realized, but as noted by Nette, the change was not far off:

The dominant characteristic of Horwtiz pulp from 1967 to 1972 was its increasingly sexually explicit nature, both its cover art and contents,…books even delved into non-heteronormative sexual identities, the overt representation of which had, with few exceptions, been largely off-limits in Australian pulp publishing.[A5]Ibid., p.161-163.
(Nette, A 2022, Horwitz Publications, pulp fiction and the rise of the Australian paperback, Anthem Press, London UK, p.26)

During the 1970s, Horwitz turned elsewhere as the market for erotic literature declined in favor of the outright pornographic magazine, publishing the Australian edition of MAD Magazine and in 1982, the company purchased Penthouse Australia. Meanwhile at the universities, the student magazines were just getting started in their Wilhelm Reich-inspired quest to cause grief for governments, and the Film Censorship Board was still banning horror films. Underground newspapers with photos of topless women like the Kings Cross Whisper were regularly seized and publishers charged with obscenity, and copies of the American Playboy magazine were still being confiscated from the luggage of travelers.

A sample of popular Australian magazines and pulp fiction from the mid-1960s.
A sample of popular Australian magazines and pulp fiction from the mid-1960s.

In 1975, the situation could not have been more bleak, and furor over the written word in pulp fiction and in books like Portnoy’s Complaint probably felt like ancient history. Authorities were instead dealing with illegal screenings of hard-core pornography in the form of movies such as Deepthroat (1972) and The Devil in Miss Jones (1973). Both had been secretly imported to Australia and screened at a number of Kings Cross venues, and could be semi-legally acquired for personal use via mail-order if you had $200 to spare (close to $1,500 AUD today). Australia-wide there was veritable explosion in all sorts of publications that would have once been immediately seized by police but could now be legally purchased from newsagents and the newly founded sex shops. A sample record can be found in Victoria in the 1974–75 Annual Report of the State Advisory Board on Publications (the second year of operation of the new Police Offences Act), which details all the publications that year that were deemed by the Victorian State Government to be restricted publications—not saleable to people under the age of 18.[A6]State of Victoria 1975, State Advisory Board on Publications: Second Annual Report, retrieved from: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPAR...60.pdf Alongside all the literary smut (with titles like My Wet Dream, Ebony Orgasm and Two Girls and a Vibrator) one can find the Asia-Pacific off-shoot of Al Goldstein’s Screw magazine[A7]Published by Wynyard Mercantile, the publishing wing of the 24-hour Wynyard Newsagency, owned by a Mr L. M. Stone. and plenty of other pornographic books, magazines and newspapers attributable to Jewish-owned publishers.

Among the more notorious of these was Oceana Press, the Australian imprint for books originally published by Olympia Press, the famous French publisher of English-language erotica and other obscene literature. Founded in 1953 by Maurice Girodias (born Maurice Kahane), Olympia Press flourished by printing obscene books in more tolerant France and shipping them overseas. Famous examples include Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) and it was Maurice’s father Jack Kahane that had first published Henry Miller’s ground-breaking obscene book Tropic of Cancer (1934).

The corresponding law in New South Wales, the Indecent Articles and Classified Publications Act, began operating in December 1975, streaming at least 18 publications into the categories of Restricted (not to be publicly displayed) and Direct Sale (not to be displayed at all, and only sold after a direct request by a purchaser). The classification listings circulated in the NSW government gazette positively bulge with foreign Jewish-owned publishers, including the more infamous American ventures: Eros Publishing (Rueben Sturman & Ralph Ginzburg), American Art Enterprises (Milton Luros, born Milton Rosenblatt), Marquis Publishing, Classic Publications (Marvin Miller of Miller v California fame) and Golden State News.

Lionel Murphy and Abe Saffron

It is worth also briefly broaching the nature of the Whitlam Government (1972–1975) that was busy dismantling the censorship regime and highlighting one of the more unscrupulous members of this New Left cadre re-shaping Australian society. The dedication of members of the Whitlam government to the anti-censorship cause is well understood, but less well known are the maneuverings of Senator Lionel Murphy when it came to the direct enforcement of customs law.

As Attorney-General from 1972–1975, Murphy presided over many of the other radical legal changes that occurred under Whitlam, such as the introduction of no-fault divorce laws. Persistent allegations of corruption and impropriety against Murphy over the course of the next decade led to the formation of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in May 1986, seeking to investigate these claims. The inquiry was withdrawn after Murphy’s diagnosis and subsequent death at the hands of cancer a few months later; however, preliminary documents were tabled with allegations that were to be investigated, which were declassified in 2017. Of interest is Allegation #37—Direction Concerning Importation of Pornography:

The allegations were that in 1973 the Judge [Murphy] had issued a direction that Regulation 4A of the customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations, as they then stood, should be ignored with the result that pornography was imported without any written permission and thereby contrary to the regulations.[8]

As detailed in Part III, Murphy had been targeted by Abe Saffron’s blackmail operation and is now widely believed to have had a close relationship with Saffron and assisted him in a number of questionable affairs.[A9]Davies, A 2017, ‘‘Murphy was his main man’: the alleged links between the judge and the crime boss’, The Guardian Australia, retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/...e-boss Allegation # 5 was that Murphy had also directed customs surveillance against Saffron to be downgraded. Directing Customs to ignore the law when it came to the importation of pornography would certainly have been to the benefit of Saffron, as well as for the other Jews coming to the fore. It also put all the more pressure on the state governments to reform their respective censorship laws, which could no longer handle the scale of obscene publications flowing into the country.

The Golden Years of Obscenity

With the law on the back foot (and Murphy apparently directing customs to turn a blind eye to pornography), publishers and importers were emboldened, and more often than not they were ignoring the classification schemes. Now that the federal government had taken a step back from policing the border, the onus fell on the states to control the avalanche of foreign smut. Alongside their disquiet about the increasingly depraved nature of the publications they were assessing, the 1967–1977 Annual Report of the State Advisory Board on Publications in Victoria noted that many publications were simply not being sent to the government for registration, and the board would only find out about them once they were already on sale at shops.[A10]State of Victoria 1977, State Advisory Board on Publications: Fourth Annual Report, retrieved from: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPAR...00.pdf

The case of Gold Star Publications, a prominent sex publisher during these early post-Portnoy years, typifies the emboldened nature of local Jewish publishers in the wake of the backdown . Gold Star Publications was founded in the late 1960s by Gerald “Gerry” Gold, the brother of U.K.-based publisher David Gold, who arrived in Australia in 1954 from London. Gold Star published pulp fiction and other more legitimate works but entered into the new world of smut and “sexology,” delivering to the Australian market titles like Nympho, House of Pleasure, Girls in Love, and Female Sex Perversion. In February 1973, police raided the offices of Gold Star in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, where they found and seized just under 38,000 pornographic books and magazines, with an estimate resale value of $150,000.[A11]The Canberra Times 1973, ‘Magazines ruled obscene’, Thursday 22 March, p.8. Ostensibly seized on the grounds of obscenity, Victoria Police was later forced to hand the magazines back to Gold Star, as they were declared restricted material instead.

David Gold was also notable as a publisher of porn magazines in the U.K. through the vehicles Trident Publications and Gold Star Publications—not to be confused with the Australian variant founded by his brother with the same name. Gerald imported and published remaindered books from David’s U.K. business under the imprint Knight Books, and many of his U.K. pornographic magazines made their way to Australia as well. Gerald’s son Geoffrey Gold, a former student radical at Monash University in Melbourne, also entered the world of publishing after a brief tenure at his father’s company. Under the imprint Widescope International, Geoff Gold published a number of books by members of the Whitlam Government during the mid-1970s and later took over the left-wing political magazine National Review in 1978. By 1984, he was publishing Video and Cinema Magazine which was doing its best to legitimize pornography by giving out awards for the “erotic” category,[A12]Nicholson, A.M 1985, ‘The Vice Squad hasn’t time for dirty movies—and no ones complaining’, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 14 September 1985, p.186. and launched Video-X in 1985, the first Australian trade publication for X-rated VHS tapes.

Sex Shops

Resistance from mainstream bookshops and newsagents severely limited opportunities for stocking the more hardcore content, but this was quickly rectified with another innovation picked up from abroad. The first sex shops in Australia were appearing just before the federal government issued its final backdown on Portnoy’s Complaint in June 1972. No zoning laws existed to prohibit these shops, and, short of taking the owners to task for publicly displaying goods in shopfront windows or selling the sort of extreme publications that could still get you into trouble with the much-weakened law, they were allowed to flourish. Such shops became the focal point for the nascent Australian sex industry, places where customers could pick up their monthly porn magazine or peruse through the collection of smut and sex toys.

The arrival of the sex shop also took the wind out of strip clubs, which were previously the most depraved sexual attraction the general public had access to. Many of the purveyors of these shops launched their own local publishing companies to supplement imported publications, or in the case of Jan Domabyl and Terry Blake (the founder of the underground newspaper Kings Cross Whisper) came into the process in the reverse. Part III of this series noted the central role of Abe Saffron in the adult entertainment industry in Kings Cross, the logical location for their conglomeration, and that many of the first sex shops around the country were established in Saffron-owned buildings. Saffron himself was obviously not involved in the day-to-day operation of these outlets—this task was left to other entrepreneurial Jews, who easily made up the majority of early sex shop proprietors.

One of the earliest sex shops in Australia can be attributed to a Czech Jewish migrant called Jan Domabyl, which opened in 1972 in a saffron-owned arcade on Darlinghurst Road in Kings Cross. Under the company name Adult Products Pty Ltd, a family venture which included his wife and his daughter Nelly Vandergroot, Domabyl grew his business throughout the 1970s into a chain of sex shops in Sydney. Domabyl also founded the sex newspaper Searchlight, which doubled as a sex-contact magazine. Before Jews in America created hook-up apps like Tinder and Bumble, such newspapers could be utilized to discreetly organize sexual liaisons via personal advertisements. Domabyl moved back to the Czech Republic in the early 2010s, where he became somewhat of a minor “sex-celebrity” in his country of birth, appearing on local television shows and boasting to Czech newspapers that he had been with over 10,000 sexual partners.[A13]See: https://www.blesk.cz/clanek/celebrity-ceske-celebrit...n.html (Translated with Google Translate)

Australian Sex Magazines of the Early 70s.
Australian Sex Magazines of the Early 70s.

Another prominent figure in the growing sex shop industry was Gustav Herstik of Visual Enterprises Ltd. Born to a Jewish family in Hungary, Herstik and his wife operated the Love Art network of sex shops and were also the owners of Herd Publishing, which published a variety of pornographic magazines. These included some of the earliest Australian-produced homosexual porn magazines, Stallion and Apollo, the former established in April 1973.

However, arguably the biggest Jewish players were Harry and Hannah Strum of Venus Enterprises, the “Mr and Mrs Big of sex shops.”[A14]Sydney Morning Herald 1981, ‘Upstairs downstairs: the Sex shop owners say its only a product…’, Saturday 7 March, p.45. The pair set up the Venus Shop chain, the largest brand of sex shops by the late 1970s, operating in Kings Cross and elsewhere in the Australia. Their publishing company Venus Publications churned out titles like Moist and Ready and published the sex magazine Kings Cross Venus. The Gandali family, minor Jewish property developers and Kings Cross venue operators,[A15]The Rhineschloss Hotel being a prominent venue. This was where Lee Gordon had first exhibited drag shows in 1962. also had interests in adult theaters and sex shops like the Pleasure Chest Down Under (later called the Down Under bookshop) on George Street, Sydney. In 1976, David Gandali was convicted for attempting to bribe a vice squad detective $5,000 a month to ignore the pornographic films he planned to screen at the Gandali-owned Barrel Theater in Melbourne,[A16]Sydney Morning Herald 1976, ‘Blue movie bribe charge- fine’, Thursday 29 April, p.8. a venue name shared with their strip club in Kings Cross.

Stag Films and Early Video Porn

It was at these sex shops that many Australians also got their first tantalizing glimpses of pornographic films that were now moving into the realm of the general public. With the availability of personal video cameras, amateur pornographic tapes called “stag films” had found a small underground market throughout the 1950s and 1960s, both of the locally produced and illegally imported varieties. These were generally short 5–15-minute sequences of sexual intercourse that were passed around through criminal or other informal networks, and screened only at private showings or on odd occasions at strip clubs, which kept them largely out of view of vice squads.

According to testimony given to the Joint Select Committee on Video Material by a Mr. and Mrs. Somssich, these stag films were

sold in sex shops, exhibited in small unlicensed theaterttes. They were hired out to “bucks parties”, clubs for “private showing” etc. We know of one particular person who owned a large collection of these movies and hired them out.[A17]Commonwealth of Australia 1988, Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.168

Multiple sources attest to the fact that Abe Saffron had been showing imported stag films at private parties since the 1950s, and he was a voracious importer and collector of sexual paraphernalia. It doesn’t take much to hypothesize who this “one particular person” likely was.[A18]Nowra gives effect to these claims, and they are found elsewhere in other scattered sources – Nowra, L 2013, Kings Cross: A Biography, NewSouth Publishing, Australia, p.486.

By the mid-1970s, these stag films and other early hard-core productions were finding their way into sex shops, where they received wider audiences. After having been suitably warmed up by the magazines on display, toward the back of the shop customers could find private viewing booths which screened stag films for a small fee. At intervals of between 20–40 seconds, the projector would break off and demand payment via a coin slot. Upon receiving the desired 20- or 50-cent piece, the film would start up again, and give the purchaser another short period of viewing. New innovations like coin-operated “peep show” machines provided another somewhat more public vehicle for this kind of entertainment. By taking advantage of the viewer in a state of arousal, it is not hard to see how profitable such simple arrangements ended up becoming.

Interior of a Kings Cross sex shop, showing the shelves of porn magazines and coin-operated sex video machines.
Interior of a Kings Cross sex shop, showing the shelves of porn magazines and coin-operated sex video machines.[A19]Source: https://www.sex69project.com/gallery.php

Pornographic films continued to fester throughout the latter half of the 1970s, resulting in the emergence of adult theaters, which had evolved out of the viewing booths at sex shops. It was illegal to publicly screen films beyond an R rating (or films without classification) at any theater, let alone an “adult” branded one, but such laws were constantly and easily ignored. Deepthroat and other theatrical-length American and European hard-core films found showings, as did locally produced “sexploitation” films that barely scraped through with an R-rating, films like Fantasm (1976) and The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1976). Both were produced and distributed by Filmways Australasian Distributors, the largest independent film company in Australia during the 1970s. Founded in 1971 by Polish-born Jew Mark (Meyer) Rosem, many of the other foreign sexploitation films of the era also came to Australia via Filmways. Overall, the public nature of theaters and viewing booths left much to be desired, meaning that magazines (which could be taken into the privacy of one’s home) were still the main pornographic vehicle for consumers. This market saw the release of the Australian editions of Playboy and Penthouse magazine in 1979, but as the decade drew to a close, the world of pornography was about to radically change.

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The Video Revolution

Just as occurred with the internet almost two decades later, it was a revolution in technology that changed the game when it came to pornography. Small, hard to detect, portable, and easily replicable, the Video Home System (VHS) tape proved to be the perfect vehicle for the flourishing of pornographic films throughout the world. The VHS and its corresponding television playback sets (VCR) first appeared on the market in the late 1970s, and by the mid-1980s it had become the dominant form of distribution of home entertainment in households throughout the West. In 1979, a grand total of four VHS-based films were registered with the Australian Film Censorship Board for classification; in 1983, this number was 8,883, or 32.5 percent of all films examined.[B1]Commonwealth of Australia 1984, Film Censorship Board: Report on Activities 1983, Parliamentary Paper No. 242/1984, p.19. The stage was now set for the proliferation of video-based pornography, allowing it to move away from sex shops and adult theaters and into the privacy and security of people’s houses—an environment where it was ready to be encountered by children.

Pornography made up a sizable chunk of the broader VHS market, as the porn industry, ever seeing the opportunity offered by new technology, had jumped to VHS at an early date. Despite it being illegal to import a “film” (the category under which a VHS tape technically fell) and not submit it for classification, VHS-based porn was easily sneaked into the country, bypassing the Film Censorship Board. Other than amateur products, pretty much none of the pornographic tapes circulating in the country were being produced in Australia,[B2]This was true even as late as the year 1988 according to testimony given by the AVIA, and only two Australian-made films with a rating above R were registered by the Board by 1988 – Commonwealth of Australia 1988 , Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.167. and records of the Film Censorship Board published in the government gazette during this period demonstrate that the overwhelming majority were American productions, alongside a sizable minority of films originating from Denmark and West Germany.[B3]See: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 1986, ‘X Classification’, retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/240545608...061053 It was soon becoming obvious to authorities that unregistered and unclassified VHS porn was flourishing under their nose, as more often than not tapes were submitted to the Board by police who had encountered them in the line of duty. The question then is, who was importing them?

The Culprits

The nature of organized crime makes establishing the facts of a coherent history of the early importation and distribution of VHS pornography into Australia an extraordinarily difficult task. The very intent of the purveyors is to hide behind layers of companies with innocuous sounding names and secretive importation networks designed to leave as little trace as possible. Government investigations make it clear that much of the production of pornographic films from America and their distribution into Australia was being undertaken by, or with the support of, organized crime.

Few of these individuals ever publicly identified themselves, and as a result, often only tantalizing snippets of information can be deduced, offered up by crime writers who investigated a story on the condition of maintaining full anonymity of their sources. What emerges from this sparse documentation is that at some point during the early 1980s, Jews with strong associations to organized crime in the United States had made the decision to set up an illegal importation and distribution network of VHS pornography in Australia. So successful was this early network, that by the time X-rated rapes were legalized in 1984, there was already a thriving local industry in the country.

The key figures identified in this network were Norman Arno[B4]Norman Arno is the only person named in this section whose background cannot be conclusively identified, though sketch drawings of his likeness describe an individual with identifiable Jewish characteristics. and Theodore Gaswirth, both of whom were associates of Rueben Sturman, the “King of Smut.” Alongside plenty of other Jews, the pair were named in the Meese Report in 1986 (Final Report of the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography) as major players in the pornographic industry in America since the early 1970s. Gaswirth specialized in the production of hard-core 8mm films produced by his company Lyndon Distributors, a leading Los Angeles porn producer, and Arno held the video rights to Debbie Does Dallas (1978), a film as popular in Australia as it was in America. Arno’s company, VCX Incorporated, was an early mover to the video market, and transferred many of the old stag movies and hard-core theatrical films to VHS tapes. According to leading Australian crime writer Bob Bottom, Arno travelled to Australia in March 1980 for a 15–day visit and Gaswirth followed in January 1981, making another two trips that year.[B5]Bottom, B 1987, Connections II: Crime rackets and networks of influence in Australia, Sun Books, p.12-13. Bottom gave evidence at the Video Material Committee that Rueben Sturman himself also came to Australia in 1981.[B6]Javes, S 1987, Mafia Porn Mystery Man: Police to be asked for a name, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday 22 March , p.5.

Their main Australian contact appeared to be Alexander Gajic[B7]Gajic is not exclusively a Jewish surname; however he is registered in the emigration case files of the Australia Jewish Welfare and Relief Society, and his Jewish heritage is established by a family notice posted in the Australian Jewish News, announcing the birth of his daughter with wife Rhonda Rosenberg – Australian Jewish News, Family Notices, 25 January 1985, p.22., the proprietor of a network of video companies in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra which distributed VHS tapes around the country. A mail order advertisement placed in The Age newspaper in 1982 by one of Gajic’s companies (Curbydex Pty Ltd), show that he had access to VHS and Betamax versions of all the big 1970s hard-core films.[B8]The Age 1982, Adult Video Super Sale!, Advertisement, Monday 29 November, p.31. Gajic was not alone in these ventures, and further allegations against the men that made up this Jewish porn importation and distribution network came from politician Dennis Stevenson, who in 1991 used parliamentary privilege in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in Canberra to name names (though did not make mention of them all being Jewish)—Frank and Joseph Shellim, Amos Kormornick, Todor Gajic (the father of Alexander) and Esmond Mooseek. Stevenson tabled as evidence a licensing agreement dated October 1985 between another of Gajic’s many companies (Sienna Pty Ltd) and Arno’s VCX.[B9]A copy can also be found tabled in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly by Dennis Collins – https://territorystories.nt.gov.au/10070/397256 Gajic was also alleged to have been a client of Sydney law firm Simons and Baffsky, a firm which had long since been acting as legal advisors for Abe Saffron. Veteran pornographer Gerald Gold, now publishing the Australian edition of Sunday Sport, was touted as another member of this network and chafed at his name being mentioned in criminal involvement. He later extracted a public apology from Stevenson for one of these claims, and wrote op-eds to major newspapers demanding that something be done to limit parliamentary privilege.[B10]Borham, S 1992, ‘Liar claim in police scandal’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday 22 September, p.18.

Some of the more explosive claims made by Dennis Stevenson in his lengthy parliamentary speeches on the criminal nature of the Australian porn industry touch at the heart of Jewish powerbrokers in Australia:

In attempting to expand his pornographic dealings and US connections, Alexander Gajic instructed Melbourne solicitor Leon Zwier to travel to the United States to buy porn titles for Gajic to distribute in Australia. Among Gajic’s written instructions to Zwier was a report on Al Tapper, the president of CPLC. In his instructions to Zwier, Gajic wrote:

‘Speak to him, he’s a top bloke, who virtually controls the West Coast market in pornographic books and accessories. I will be importing books etc. from him as well, as soon as I get more cash together. He knows Australia well, being a friend of Abe Saffron. His attitude is always cash up front.’[12]

A few months later, Zwier took up a role at law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler, where he is now a senior partner and a high-profile legal advisor to countless Australian political and business figures. (See Brenton Sanderson’s five-par article on the influence of Mark Leibler, a partner in Arnold Bloch Leibler, on Australian politics and his support for Jewish causes.)

THE PORN BACKLASH

When it came to VHS tapes, this new medium proved to be a significant challenge not only to police and customs, but also to the classification regime. The proliferation of pornographic VHS tapes between 1980 and 1983 eventually resulted in the breakdown of the Film Censorship Board’s regulatory process, which administered the classification of films at a federal level. As a VHS tape was not intended for public exhibition like an ordinary film, it had fallen into a regulatory anomaly and for a while the board persisted with a confusing policy of registering but not classifying some tapes with the instruction that it was not to be publicly exhibited, or applying an R rating to those tapes that would otherwise be classified R for films shown in cinemas.

As of January 1983, the board began simply refusing to classify VHS tapes, owing to their inability to establish a cohesive and functioning classification response,[B13]Commonwealth of Australia 1983, Film Censorship Board: Report on Activities 1982, Parliamentary Paper No. 242/1984, p.11. and once again shifted responsibility for enforcement to the states. To rectify the situation, the newly elected Labor Federal government was the first to move, with Attorney General Gareth Evans seeing the passage of the Classification of Publications Ordinance 1983 for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT; a federally administered area that contains the capital city of Canberra) on February 1, 1984, which established a new “X-rated” category above the R-rating to properly classify explicit films.

The ACT ordinance, which applied only to that territory,[B14]Self-governance was not granted to the ACT until 1988. was intended as model legislation for the states to follow to rectify the VHS anomaly and provide a coherent framework for regulation and classification. It was only once the ordinance passed however, that people realized it did nothing to restrict the sale of video pornography. The numbness induced by twelve years of porn proliferation meant that the law sought only to ban content that could still arouse opposition even among the supporters of liberalisation, namely depictions of violent sex, snuff films, bestiality and child porn.

Community backlash grew in response and an unholy alliance of feminists and religious conservatives teamed up in a country-wide campaign against the legalization. Stalwart morals campaigner Mary Whitehouse came to Australia to lead a Festival of Light campaign alongside Reverend Fred Nile, the founder of the Christian Democrat Party. One-by-one the state governments fell in line with public pressure, and by 1985, the sale, rental and display of X-rated VHS tapes was banned in every state. The industry had, under bi-partisan leadership, become illegal but there was a catch—the ACT ordinance still remained.

FESCENNINE FYSHWICK

As the (legal) sale of pornography collapsed in the states, distributors simply relocated to the federal territories around the capital city of Canberra and established mail-order businesses. Here they used a legal loophole to continue their operations, as a sale for a mail-order did not occur until the money changed hands, which happened on federal territory. The state laws also contained the usual caveat that it was not illegal to possess an X-rated tape. This ultimately compromised application of the laws, as there was no disincentive for people seeking out and purchasing tapes, and no fear of being prosecuted. The Northern Territory was too far away from the population centers to become an effective location for this mail-order trade, and so Canberra, more specifically the industrial suburb of Fyshwick, became the porn center of Australia.

With the industry legalized, American Jews continued to contribute to the Australian VHS porn market in less direct and more legal methods. Importers and distributors were now identifiable through the classification listings as “applicants,” which were awash with companies either importing films from Jewish-owned production companies in America or were Jewish-owned importers themselves. With the sheer volume of product, these records were now being published on a monthly or even fortnightly basis, compared with the annual reports of restricted publications from 1975.

Noel C. Bloom (also identified in the Meese Report), was the founder of the Caballero Control Corporation, believed to be the largest U.S. producer of pornographic films and another early adopter of VHS. Bloom’s company conveyed product and distribution rights to Australia through John Lark, the owner and director of the Australian offshoot Caballero Home Video. The first major VHS distributor in Australia, Video Classics (founded in 1979 by former nightclub manager Walter Lehne, who made a trip to Los Angeles to investigate the newfound VHS market), procured its X-rated product from Essex Distributing, an LA-based pornographic group run by Joe and Tony Steinman.[B15]Frith, D 1983, ‘1984: The Year of the X-rated movie deluge’, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 December, p.40. Before collapsing in 1985, the publicly listed Video Classics had Jewish solicitor John Landerer as chairman.

Another importer and distributor of X-rated tapes that operated legitimately was 14th Mandolin, a Jewish-owned entertainment company, with Joseph Rabaiov as managing director. 14th Mandolin operated X-rated film labels Pink Video and King of Video and was a consistent presence on classification listings for X-rated films throughout the 1980s (including plenty of films refused classification). In 1978 the company ran an Israeli Film Festival at the Palais Theater in St Kilda and by the mid-1980s it appears to have been linked with the Israeli-owned film company Cannon Group. Mark Josem’s Filmways company also made regular appearances on the classification listings as the applicant for R and X-rated films.

Richard Klugman and the Joint Select Committee on Video Material

A win for pornography though it was, community concern continued to galvanize against the availability of pornography that the ACT ordinance permitted and the government responded with the creation of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material in March 1985.[B16]The earlier Senate committee under the same terms of reference had been formed in October 1984, which then merged into this joint committee. The committee, comprising a cross-bench group of members of parliament, was set up to investigate the ordinance and to provide final recommendations to the federal government on further action. The key terms of reference for the committee to decide on were:

  • Point 1i—whether the sale, hire, distribution or exhibition of films and videotapes/discs that would, under existing law, be accorded a classification above ‘R’ should be made unlawful; and
  • Point 1l—the likely effects upon people, especially children, of exposure to violent, pornographic or otherwise obscene material.

The state bans and similar committees elsewhere in the world showed that the anti-porn campaign had momentum on their side, and here was a clear opportunity to stop pornography in its tracks. A win for the forces of decency would require a strong, morally just figure as chairman, someone without a compromised mindset on sexual matters who could guide the committee to a forceful routing of the local porn industry and deliver a clear mandate to the government to press for further action on X-rated tapes. Instead, the chairmanship was given to Richard Klugman.

Richard Klugman doing his best impression of Gonzo the Muppet
Richard Klugman doing his best impression of Gonzo the Muppet
Gonzo the Muppet
Gonzo the Muppet

Born to a Jewish family in Vienna, Klugman was a hardline anti-censorship figure from the Labor-left who had long since been publicly identified with the liberationist cause, the last sort of person one would want as the chair of a committee attempting to investigate the harmful effects of pornography. Appointing him was the equivalent of putting the spokesman for a cigarette company as chairman of a committee investigating the harms of smoking. Klugman was a founding member of the New South Wales (NSW) Council for Civil Liberties and used his maiden speech to parliament in 1969 to advocate for the legalisation of marijuana and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.[B17]Brown, M 2011, ‘Labor medico was a strong civil libertarian: Dick Klugman, 1924-2011’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March, retrieved from: https://www.smh.com.au/national/labor-medico-was-a-s...5.html In a parliamentary debate on censorship in 1971, he had argued (using the Kutchinksy study) that rapists were produced by growing up in a “sexually repressive” household where sex was not spoken about and nudity was hidden from children, concluding that

a reasonable exposure to erotica, particularly during adolescence, reflects a high degree of sexual interest and curiosity that correlates with adult patterns of acceptable heterosexual interest and practice.[18]

In other words, Klugman is proposing that exposure to pornography is necessary for the creation of what Klugman believed is a sexually healthy adult, one that is ultimately conducive to left-wing ideas and non-religious patterns of behaviour.

In his role as Chairman of the committee, Klugman predictably proved to be a tireless opponent of the wide-ranging forces against pornography. Regardless of how much evidence was presented on the link between pornography and violent or otherwise depraved behavior, or testimony on the moral degradation that it inflicted on the people of Australia, Klugman’s mind was made up, and he could be counted on to muddy the recommendations of the report and publicly rubbish any suggestion that pornography should be restricted.

In this, he was assisted by Jews like journalist Adele Horin, who led the “sex-positive” side of the feminist debate in Australia during the Feminist Sex Wars, and Professor Edward Donnerstein from the University of Wisconsin, an expert on the social effects of mass media. Donnerstein was a prominent witness during the hearings of the U.S. Meese Commission (the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography) during the Reagan administration, and he made the trip to Australia to adamantly give evidence (in opposition to the other non-Jewish researchers that testified) that so-called “non-violent” pornography did not have any harmful effect on behavior or attitudes.[B19]Like in America, much of the debate about pornography during the 1980s got side-tracked with a pointless distinction between violent and non-violent content. Klugman then used his academic qualifications as proof that there was no solid evidence of harm. Elsewhere, lawyer Ken Horler of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties publicly took the extreme libertarian position that people should be free to even view material such as child pornography if they wish to do so.[B20]Commonwealth of Australia 1988, Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.54.

After more than three years of deliberation (which included watching X-rated videos to “assess the evidence”), the committee finally tabled its report in April 1988 in two volumes, one for the majority report and the minority report respectively. The eleven members of the committee were deeply divided when it came to recommendations and were scathing in their critiques of each other. Klugman, who led the minority group of five members, laid bare his thoughts in the minority report:

We believe that Chapter 13 of the Majority Report [the chapter dealing with impacts of pornography] is extremely biased and very selective in its choice of evidence. The obvious aim is to come to the conclusion that even non-violent erotica is harmful. … There is an underlying belief that a depiction which shows a woman enjoying sexual activity is degrading.[21]

A meeting of all Federal and State Attorneys General was held in late June, which resolved to ignore Klugman and the minority group’s recommendations, and proceed with a full ban on X-rated videos.[B22]Dunn, R 1988, ‘X-Rated Videos now face a nationwide ban’, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 1 July, p.1. With the committee’s discordant report in hand, the issue finally went to the Labor Party caucus for a vote on November 8, 1988, accompanied by strong lobbying from the recently formed Adult Video Industry Association (AVIA—founded by John Lark). Attorney General Lionel Bowen tabled the resolution for a ban on X-rated videos and spoke as a lone voice of support; Klugman, Gareth Evans and Senator Zhakarov, a former communist who was also a member of the Video Material Committee, spoke against the resolution.

A record of the exact final count is unclear, but according to Klugman, Northern Territory Labor Senator Bob Collins had made a decisive impact on the negative outcome.[B23]Mahoney, D 1988, ‘Collins ‘turns debate’ Caucus backs X films’, The Canberra Times, Wednesday 9 November, p.1. Collins was another member of the Committee, siding with the minority report and Klugman, and had offered some of the most strident defenses of pornography in the Australian Parliament. If Klugman and the other members of the minority group needed proof that a society seeped in pornography produced morally depraved individuals, it turns out they need not have looked any further than among their own ranks. In 2004, police raided Collins’ house and found a collection of child pornography on his computer. And before his death in 2007, he was facing multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault against children dating back to the 1980s.[B24]The Age 2006, ‘Child porn court date for ex-Labor minister’, Saturday 25 November, retrieved from: https://www.theage.com.au/national/child-porn-court-...d.html That apparently a deciding vote on whether or not Australia should ban video pornography came down to a homosexual rapist and pedophile is a fitting ending to this sad tale.

The End

“The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism.”—Al Goldstein

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the foundation of Australia, we arrive at the end of our story in the year 1988. With the federal caucus vote, pornography was now politically entrenched and it would be another seven years before the more socially conservative Liberal Party came to office again. Dennis Stevenson attempted unsuccessfully to ban pornography in the ACT in 1990, which would have left only the Northern Territory as the last holdout, and further half-hearted attempts would be made over the course of the next decade to stem the tide. But for all intents and purposes, once porn reached the internet age it was beyond the power of the Australian government to control it anymore.

This series has deliberately focused on the battle over obscenity in Australia, only covering foreign works and influences where they were directly relevant to the Australian context. To include the full scale of Jewish involvement in the wider conflict over obscenity and sexual material in America would quadruple its size, but the events that occurred there are just as relevant in understanding the full picture of the situation in Australia. As outlined by Sullivan, during the 1960s Australian politicians argued

that the problem of violent and salacious literature was caused by the declining standards of American culture and its influence on Australia through film and literature. American literature in general was said to demonstrate “a complete disregard for moral and ethical standards, the sanctity of marriage and the fundamental principles of family life.”[25]

Furthermore, events such as the Roth Decision had an enormous influence on the interpretation of obscenity law, and much was made in Australia of the Kinsey Reports and Berl Kutchinsky’s infamous study of the impact of the legalisation of pornography in Denmark in 1969. For the better part of two decades this study was cited by journalists and armchair experts alike in defence of pornography. Going further back, Jay Gertzman’s book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920–1940 (1999) gives a concise history of Jewish involvement in the American smut trade from as early as the late nineteenth century. Even back then, such artefacts were making their way over the Pacific.

The reasons for the prominent Jewish role in these global assaults on obscenity law and their over-representative involvement in smut and the pornographic industry can be found elsewhere and does not need to be recapitulated in detail in this essay.[B26]See Joyce, A 2017 ‘Thoughts on Jews Obscenity and the Legal System, Occidental Observer, retrieved from https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2017/11/27/tho...ystem; Vinther, K 2021,‘Oppression by Orgasm? The Porn Industry as Jewish Anti-Fascist Activism & Cultural Terrorism, Part 1&2’, Counter Currents, retrieved from: https://counter-currents.com/2021/02/oppression-by-o...rt-1/; Garland, B 2017 Merchants of Sin, retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/garland-benjamin-merchan...of-sin Whether it results from an “atavistic hatred of Christian authority,”[B27]Abrams, N 2003, ‘Triple Ethnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American Porn Industry, Jewish Quarterly, 51(4), p.27-31. from an evolutionary in-group strategy to weaken the moral hegemony of the host society, or just a vulgar desire to make profit in any way possible, the end result is the same. Ultimately, the story of this conflict didn’t just play out in the realm of books, magazines and films as encompassed in this series. It occurred in art, music, fashion, advertising, photography, and just about any other form of cultural expression you care to name. The entire vehicle of modern culture from the 1960s onwards was commandeered, largely by Jews, away from a previously dominant moral center into the now-dominant depraved hole where it now sits—a hole where sexual themes and imagery are so all-encompassing that people now know little else. The idea that there once existed a world where this wasn’t the case seems incredulous to younger generations.

Numbness and Servitude

For many years the purported consequences of the breakdown of obscenity law and the flourishing of obscene material were mocked by the pornographers and the liberators. As far as they were concerned, the world went on functioning the same as before and people did not seem to be acting any more depraved than usual. The wild claims of moral degeneration and societal decay offered up by critics were seen as laughable. Fifty years on from Portnoy, these claims are no longer laughable and such degeneration is now becoming widely apparent. There are a multitude of examples that one can point to, but what moral person can, in the face of news stories like a transexual school teacher in Ontario (Canada) wore grotesque prosthetic breasts to school—a behavior for which he was not disciplined by the school board—think otherwise? Or horrors like sex-reassignment surgery on “trans children”? That there are people who think it is legitimate to lop off the genitals of an 8-year-old child who has been deluded by hypersexual social media content into thinking they are a sex they are not, and that such incidents do not cause mass outrage and protest, shows how far things have deteriorated.

Writing about the famous risqué photos of Bettie Page produced by Jewish photographer Irving Claw during the 1950s, E. Michael Jones notes that:

Those who look at the Bettie Page photos 50 years later wonder what the big deal was all about without realizing that the big deal lies in the very fact that the viewer can no longer feel the passion the photos were intended to incite. Pornography is something based on transgression, and the boundaries of 1950 have been so often and so thoroughly transgressed, that no one can see that they were once boundaries. This numbness has become the prime political problem of our age.[28]

The moral and political numbness inflicted by pornography and other obscene Jewish cultural products defines so much of our lives, a numbness that is ever more pressing for people to awaken from as the West hurtles towards cultural oblivion and demographic replacement. Aldous Huxley famously remarked (channelling J. D. Unwin) that as political and economic freedom decreases, sexual freedom tends compensating to increase. This is certainly borne out in Australia, where the victory of Portnoy and the full embrace of pornography from 1972 to 1988 neatly coincided with the arrival of chronic wage stagnation which has not abated to this day, and the instituting of “neo-liberal” reform—a process of economic deregulation that would eventually kill off the family wage and the Australian Settlement.

This period also saw the enshrinement of the poisonous ideology of multiculturalism and the effective criminalization of White solidarity, whereby even the mildest dissent from political orthodoxy can now bring down the wrath of the commissars and result in unemployment and social ostracism. Every manner of economic domination, cultural perversion or political tyranny can be imposed on a people who have been numbed into submission.We in the West may now have the freedom to clog our minds with porn, to dance at a gay bar, or to purchase and read whatever obscene literature we want, but conversely, we are losing our homelands and even the ability to raise a family and teach our children the values we hold dear. Such sexual freedoms are not freedoms at all, only the trappings of servitude.

Select Sources and Biblioliography

Newspapers:

  • The Australian Jewish Times
  • The Canberra Times
  • The Sun Herald
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Government Reports/Gazettes

  • Annual Reports of the Victorian State Advisory Board on Publications, 1974-1978
  • Classification notices under the Indecent Articles and Classified Publications Act 1975, published in the Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales
  • Classification Reports of the Film Censorship Board 1980-1988, published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
  • Final Report of the U.S. Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography (Meese Report), 1986
  • Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume I & II, 1988
  • Report on Activities of the Australian Film Censorship Board, 1980-1988

Books & Academic Papers:

  • Bongiorno, F 2012, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, Black Inc, Australia.
  • Bowes, D 2012, Exposing Indecency: Censorship and Sydney’s Alternative Press 1963-1973, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Calder, B 2015, Gay Print Media’s Golden Era: Australian Magazines and Newspapers 1970–2000, PhD thesis, University of Melbourne.
  • Coleman, P 1962, Obscenity, blasphemy, sedition: censorship in Australia, Jacaranda Publishing, Australia.
  • Dutton, G & Harris, M 1970, Australia’s Censorship Crisis, Sun Books, Australia.
  • Jennings, R & Reynolds, R 2014, Acts of Love and Lust: Sexuality in Australia from 1945-2010, edited by Lisa Featherstone, Cambridge Scholars, Australia.
  • Jones, E.M. 1999, Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control, Fidelity Press, USA.
  • Matthews, J 2007, ‘Blue Movies in Australia: A Preliminary History,” Journal of the National Film and Sound Archive, Vol.2(3), p.1-12.
  • Mullins, P 2019, The Trials of Portnoy, Scribe Publications, Australia.
  • Munro, C & Sheahan-Bright, R 2006, Paper empires a history of the book in Australia, 1946-2005, University of Queensland Press, Australia.
  • Nette, A 2022, Horwitz Publications, pulp fiction and the rise of the Australian paperback, Anthem Press, London, UK.
  • Nette, A & McIntuyre, I (eds.) 2019, Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980, PM Press, USA.
  • Nowra, L 2013, Kings Cross: A Biography, NewSouth Publishing, Australia.
  • O’Connell, D 2021, Harlem Nights: The Secret History of Australia’s Jazz Age, Melbourne University Press, Australia.
  • Reeves, T 2007, Mr Sin: The Abe Saffron Dossier, Allen & Unwin, Australia.
  • Reich, W 1933, The Mass Psychology of Fascism, English Translation 1946, Orgone Institute Press, New York.
  • Saffron, A 2008, Gentle Satan: My Father, Penguin Group, Australia.
  • Sullivan, B 1997, The Politics of Sex: Prostitution and pornography in Australia since 1945, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Other:

Notes

[A1] Regulation 4a of the Customs Act, which included the category of “blasphemous, indecent or obscene” goods that could be denied entry, was thereafter ignored and was removed by the Hawke Labor government in 1984 and replaced with specific categories relating to depictions of child abuse, terrorism and extreme violence.

[A2] Sullivan, B. 1997, The Politics of Sex: Prostitution and pornography in Australia since 1945, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, p.134.

[A3] The annual reports of the Victorian State Advisory Board on Publications between 1974-1978 give effect to this.

[A4] Nette, A 2022, Horwitz Publications, pulp fiction and the rise of the Australian paperback, Anthem Press, London UK, p.26

[A5] Ibid., p.161-163.

[A6] State of Victoria 1975, State Advisory Board on Publications: Second Annual Report, retrieved from: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1974-76No60.pdf

[A7] Published by Wynyard Mercantile, the publishing wing of the 24-hour Wynyard Newsagency, owned by a Mr L. M. Stone.

[A8] Commonwealth of Australia 1986, Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry 1986, Allegation Number 37, retrieved from: https://dl.aph.gov.au/C50%20-%20Allegation%20No.%2037.pdf

[A9] Davies, A 2017, ‘‘Murphy was his main man’: the alleged links between the judge and the crime boss’, The Guardian Australia, retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/15/murphy-was-his-main-man-the-alleged-links-between-the-judge-and-the-boss

[A10] State of Victoria 1977, State Advisory Board on Publications: Fourth Annual Report, retrieved from: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1976-78No100.pdf

[A11] The Canberra Times 1973, ‘Magazines ruled obscene’, Thursday 22 March, p.8.

[A12] Nicholson, A.M 1985, ‘The Vice Squad hasn’t time for dirty movies—and no ones complaining’, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 14 September 1985, p.186.

[A13] See: https://www.blesk.cz/clanek/celebrity-ceske-celebrity/315793/nejvetsi-seladon-ceska-odesel-do-svudnickeho-nebe-domabyl-mel-10-tisic-zen.html (Translated with Google Translate)

[A14] Sydney Morning Herald 1981, ‘Upstairs downstairs: the Sex shop owners say its only a product…’, Saturday 7 March, p.45.

[A15] The Rhineschloss Hotel being a prominent venue. This was where Lee Gordon had first exhibited drag shows in 1962.

[A16] Sydney Morning Herald 1976, ‘Blue movie bribe charge- fine’, Thursday 29 April, p.8.

[A17] Commonwealth of Australia 1988, Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.168

[A18] Nowra gives effect to these claims, and they are found elsewhere in other scattered sources – Nowra, L 2013, Kings Cross: A Biography, NewSouth Publishing, Australia, p.486.

[A19] Source: https://www.sex69project.com/gallery.php

[B1] Commonwealth of Australia 1984, Film Censorship Board: Report on Activities 1983, Parliamentary Paper No. 242/1984, p.19.

[B2] This was true even as late as the year 1988 according to testimony given by the AVIA, and only two Australian-made films with a rating above R were registered by the Board by 1988 – Commonwealth of Australia 1988 , Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.167.

[B3] See: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 1986, ‘X Classification’, retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/240545608/26061053

[B4] Norman Arno is the only person named in this section whose background cannot be conclusively identified, though sketch drawings of his likeness describe an individual with identifiable Jewish characteristics.

[B5] Bottom, B 1987, Connections II: Crime rackets and networks of influence in Australia, Sun Books, p.12-13.

[B6] Javes, S 1987, Mafia Porn Mystery Man: Police to be asked for a name, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday 22 March , p.5.

[B7] Gajic is not exclusively a Jewish surname; however he is registered in the emigration case files of the Australia Jewish Welfare and Relief Society, and his Jewish heritage is established by a family notice posted in the Australian Jewish News, announcing the birth of his daughter with wife Rhonda Rosenberg – Australian Jewish News, Family Notices, 25 January 1985, p.22.

[B8] The Age 1982, Adult Video Super Sale!, Advertisement, Monday 29 November, p.31.

[B9] A copy can also be found tabled in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly by Dennis Collins – https://territorystories.nt.gov.au/10070/397256

[B10] Borham, S 1992, ‘Liar claim in police scandal’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday 22 September, p.18.

[B11] Bottom, B 1985, ‘Mining the Pot of Gold’, The Age, Tuesday 16 September, p.11

[B12] Commonwealth of Australia 1991, Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Debates. (Official Hansard), 16 April 1991, p.1318.

[B13] Commonwealth of Australia 1983, Film Censorship Board: Report on Activities 1982, Parliamentary Paper No. 242/1984, p.11.

[B14] Self-governance was not granted to the ACT until 1988.

[B15] Frith, D 1983, ‘1984: The Year of the X-rated movie deluge’, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 December, p.40.

[B16] The earlier Senate committee under the same terms of reference had been formed in October 1984, which then merged into this joint committee.

[B17] Brown, M 2011, ‘Labor medico was a strong civil libertarian: Dick Klugman, 1924-2011’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March, retrieved from: https://www.smh.com.au/national/labor-medico-was-a-strong-civil-libertarian-20110313-1bsv5.html

[B18] Sullivan, Op. Cit., p.133. (Taken from Hansard in the Australian House of Representatives, 22 February 1971)

[B19] Like in America, much of the debate about pornography during the 1980s got side-tracked with a pointless distinction between violent and non-violent content.

[B20] Commonwealth of Australia 1988, Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 1, p.54.

[B21] Commonwealth of Australia 1988, Report of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material, Volume 2, p.552.

[B22] Dunn, R 1988, ‘X-Rated Videos now face a nationwide ban’, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 1 July, p.1.

[B23] Mahoney, D 1988, ‘Collins ‘turns debate’ Caucus backs X films’, The Canberra Times, Wednesday 9 November, p.1.

[B24] The Age 2006, ‘Child porn court date for ex-Labor minister’, Saturday 25 November, retrieved from: https://www.theage.com.au/national/child-porn-court-date-for-ex-labor-minister-20061125-ge3ncd.html

[B25] Sullivan, Op. Cit., p.80.

[B26] See Joyce, A 2017 ‘Thoughts on Jews Obscenity and the Legal System, Occidental Observer, retrieved from https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2017/11/27/thoughts-on-jews-obscenity-and-the-legal-system; Vinther, K 2021,‘Oppression by Orgasm? The Porn Industry as Jewish Anti-Fascist Activism & Cultural Terrorism, Part 1&2’, Counter Currents, retrieved from: https://counter-currents.com/2021/02/oppression-by-orgasm-part-1/; Garland, B 2017 Merchants of Sin, retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/garland-benjamin-merchants-of-sin

[B27] Abrams, N 2003, ‘Triple Ethnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American Porn Industry, Jewish Quarterly, 51(4), p.27-31.

[B28] Jones, E.M 2000, Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control, Fidelity Press, USA, p. 367.

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  1. Jews figured out the Anglo-code. Jews are great locksmiths who can open just about any lock.

    If you figure out the code of a people, you can change the code and then the people will change.

    Jews figured out that Anglo Individualism is mostly a myth. Anglo society was mostly orderly, conformist, and status-oriented. Anglo society could be gentle on the inside because it had a tough exterior. That exterior protected the softness. But once the Jews altered the code, the elites no longer saw the rightness of the tough exterior protecting the soft interior. So, the softness inside became exposed to external threats, but it had no way to fight back as it only knew softness.

  2. excellent essay: Jewporn has long been and remains one of the Tribe’s most powerful weapons in the subversion and destruction of White Western Civilization:

    1) demographically, it hacks away at the White host’s family formation and birthrate;

    2) and the resultant desublimation of sexual energy helps cripple the productive economy of work and wealth, replacing it with a Jew’conomy of welfare-illfare and debt. Moreover,

    porn has always been as Jewish in front of the camera as behind it: cf.

    http://seductivejewess7.com

  3. DIEhard says:

    Blame it on Jews while Catholic priests continue to be protected from prosecution for pedophilia.

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  4. It is clear to some that the Zionists serve their master, Satan.

  5. I turned 13 in 74, the year I started high school in WA, and got my first job after uni as the Golden Era ended. My cohort, born in the early 60s, were thrown to the wolves, and hardly anybody gave a damn. These Jews and their enablers have a case to answer.

    I can’t overstate how important these articles are to me. You are bringing my earlier life into focus and helping me make sense of things I only ever understood intuitively. Thank you and may God bless you.

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  6. @Change that Matters

    I was born and bred in NSW and share your sentiments CTM.

    Thanks for posting those remarks.

  7. JR Foley says:

    Does any of this religious mumbo jumbo make any real sense? Supposedly Jews are the Almighty’s favorite people but from the beginning, they worshiped the golden calf in Moses’s time and Moses himself had murdered an Egyptian—Jews killed their prophets ( Isaiah sure comes to mind) and then they chant “Crucify HIM” to the Only SON of the Almighty??? Imagine yourself as God and you have a sect doing this to you past and present—what would you do going forward—Save them???

  8. anon[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @DIEhard

    Blame it on Jews while Catholic priests continue to be protected from prosecution for pedophilia.

    now tell us about rabbis, shlomo

  9. anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    jews are 5 of the 7 wealthiest Australians despite being less than 1/2 of 1% of the population

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