Australian film critic says Aussie ratings are turning people into criminals

Thursday, 1st October 2009 16:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


During a video interview with Byteside, Australian film critic Margaret Pomeranz has said that the current Australia’s classification system is turning middle class citizens into criminals.

Speaking out regarding South Australia’s Attorney General Michael Atkinson, she stated:

“You have one AG calling the shots for all of Australia. It must be very frustrating for videogame players who do want to play R rated games.

“It’s the start of danger, where you have a government effectively saying this is what we will allow you to see. Fortunately, they have very little power these days because we can see anything we want, as long as we are prepared to break the law.

“What you are doing is turning middle class people into criminals.”

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Thanks, GamePolitics.



  1. DarkElfa

    Well said. I don’t mind being warned about content so I can decide for myself but I do not want some stuffy bureaucrat telling me what I can and can’t see. Censorship is always the beginning of the end of freedom and democracy.

    I’m just curious when Australia will be invading Poland. Seriously though, are the people making these laws being elected by an older populous that can’t come to terms with forward progress and long for the days when everything in Australia sucked boring sheep testicles?!

    (Come to think of it, I’m not sure that Australia ever sucked boring sheep testicles but if this garbage keeps up it certainly will.)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    I’m assuming shes talking about pirating uncensored versions games? Its not illegal to import is it?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ecu

    R rated games are illegal. Therefore, anyone playing R rated games is breaking the law.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    I’m not sure if importing is aloud or not since that would essentially navigate around their laws thereby making them pointless. Normally its illegal to import anything anything already illegal.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Hum, that makes sense i guess.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    they’re always crying about something. I swear those people must be a cult.

    #6 5 years ago

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