R18+ rating may not actually get passed

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WHAAA!  Last we heard, the proposed law that would institute an R18+ rating in Australia had the full support of the federal government. However, it has recently surfaced that Victoria AG Robert Clark is not fully on board, saying that the new law “would legalize games with high levels of graphic, frequent and gratuitous violence, including violence against civilians and police.”

His statements agree with Australian Christian Lobby director Rob Ward, who said the Classification Board was “asleep at the wheel” when it granted titles like GTA 4 MA15+ ratings, allowing them to be released in the continent. Ward added, “that’s not a reason to create an R18+ category. That’s a reason to clip them behind the ear.”

Perhaps he just needs a good clip in the ear to wake himself up, although that would probably prove, rather than disprove, that gamers are more violent.  A shame.  A crying shame.

  • jaypea360

    The ACL wont be happy until they rule the world!!

    As for Robert Clarke, totally uneducated statement. Even when the evidence is right in front of him he still makes bull**** comments like that.

    • The ACL accounts for a large amount of votes within certain parties. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re using their weight to hold the vote back. The whole ACL is full of hypocrites.

      • jaypea360

        Yeah I totally agree. The ACL knows how to throw it’s weight around. There is so much I want to say in regards to this matter but I have said it all before.

        Why does a religious group have so much power anyway, especially in a country that is about to introduce new laws in childcare centres banning Easter egg hunts and celebrating Christmas. If religious occasions are banned in these places why even bother listening to a bunch of religious people(the ACL) about video games.

  • v8hilux

    just get it done people, join the rest of the civilised world. Oz is one of the most developed countries in the world so why does its government feel the need to treat it citizens like children.

    • jaypea360

      Sometimes I think the government is run by children over here.

  • Zowwerz

    Still won’t stop the u18’s getting on these games. But it should be imposed!

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