Margaret Pomeranz on an R18+ rating for video games

Margaret Pomeranz was recently interviewed by Byteside regarding her views on the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia.

Here’s a quote from the interview:

Everyone else was willing to go with it. It was the recommendation that came to the OFLC from an expert, who did expert research over many months, and you get one attorney general whose personal view is “No no no, we don’t want this” – banning it for all Australia.

She goes on to say that this pushes avid gamers to obtain games via other means (eg. downloading copies) and that this makes ordinary people into criminals. Basically, by showing disrespect for the public (by asserting spurious regulations), the government undermines respect for the itself and the law.

Video found via Vooks.

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