Arts Minister Kay Hallahan today moved to restrict the sale of Madonna's book ‘Sex’, following advice from the State Advisory Committee on Publications.
Mrs Hallahan said the book, which went on sale around the world on Wednesday, was considered by the committee to be unsuitable for sale to people under 18 years of age.
“In response to the majority view of the committee, I have initiated restrictions on the sale of the book to take effect from today,” she said.
“The book depicts people in degrading poses as well as simulated violence, bondage and bestiality.”
Mrs Hallahan said the decision to restrict the publication meant it could only be sold to adults through registered outlets and it would no longer be freely available to children.