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Australian attorney-general refuses to side with 18+ game rating


South Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson has been reported to be holding up debates proposed by the nation's officials on the introduction of an R18+ rating for games.

His reason for the opposition, is because he does not want children or "vulnerable adults" to get a hold of violent, interactive material.

"People are participating and 'acting-out' violence and criminal behaviour when they are playing a video game," he told News.com.au. "It certainly does restrict choice to a small degree, but that is the price of keeping this material from children and vulnerable adults.

"In my view, the small sacrifice is worth it."

In the past, Atkinson tried to censored a public document which polled Australians on the issue of censorship.

Don't look for any of this to be resolved soon Aussies. Sorry 'bout that.

More through Joystiq (GI.biz)

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