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ACT Attorney-General Confirms Support For R18+ Rating

 

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ACT Attorney-General Confirms Support For R18+ Rating

By David Wildgoose on December 14, 2009 at 1:00 PM

 

The ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell has weighed into the classification debate by announcing his support for the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games.

 

In a letter written to Gamers 4 Croydon founder David Doe, Corbell outlines his position:

 

The ACT supports the introduction of an R18+ classification. This classification would ensure that games with adult content are sold only to adults and that the purchasers are fully aware of the content of the games. There is evidence that many people are purchasing games from overseas and over the internet, and because the games are not classified, they may have little or no information to enable them to determine whether this is something they truly want to view or use.

Corbell joins Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls in support of a change to the classification system. South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is the only censorship minister to voice opposition to an R18+ rating, while the remaining six Attorneys-General have yet to publicly express their views.

ACT Attorney General Letter

 

Not sure if this deserved own thread. Feel free to move.

 

Attorney General of NSW has not commented on support for R18+. Don't think so some how.

 

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While I respect the guy, Corbell does have a habit of stirring shit on controversial issues.

 

He's been pushing shit uphill to get gay unions through in the ACT.

 

Would he be prepared to sell R18+ up the river to get gay marraige through? Probably. Will it come to that? ehh, probably not. They'll give up R18+ before gay marraige.

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Lets hope that this is the tide turning. I really haven't seen a decent argument from the anti-R18+ crowd that would support Atkinson's view.

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The bloke's still a total fuckwit. About the only thing I've agreed with him on in years.

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