The ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell has weighed into the classification debate by announcing his support for the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games.
In a letter written to Gamers 4 Croydon founder David Doe, Corbell outlines his position:
The ACT supports the introduction of an R18+ classification. This classification would ensure that games with adult content are sold only to adults and that the purchasers are fully aware of the content of the games. There is evidence that many people are purchasing games from overseas and over the internet, and because the games are not classified, they may have little or no information to enable them to determine whether this is something they truly want to view or use.
Corbell joins Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls in support of a change to the classification system. South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is the only censorship minister to voice opposition to an R18+ rating, while the remaining six Attorneys-General have yet to publicly express their views.
From the office of the ACT Attorney General [Gamers 4 Croydon]