Australia has long been a video game ban happy government. However, Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor has recently voiced support for the new rating. This comes after his office released a report that conclusively proved that violent game exposure to youth does not have any real links to actual real world violence.
According to him: “What evidence there is, is not strong enough to make me want to stop the millions of Australians who play games safely, responsibly, and actually have a lot of fun.”
Surveys among Australians point to a lot of interest in the reclassification of the rating boards. Look out for the decision to go before the country and state attorney general to either approve or deny the measure on Friday.