“…The Department of the Attorney General is not currently undertaking any specific initiatives to deal with this issue. However, the Department is responsible for the development of policy contained in the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996 (the WA Enforcement Act). The WA Enforcement ACT endeavours to protect children and unsuspecting adults by providing restrictions on the publication and possession of publications, films and computer games. However, it should be noted that the WA Enforcement Act does not apply to broadcasting services such as radio, television and the Internet. Broadcasting remains the sole responsibility of the Commonwealth Government.” (statement released in January 2014 from the Attorney General)
From bizarre pornography restrictions to the eventual release of the R18+ rating in Australia that has been something of a failure, The Western Australian Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People wants to prohibit, or ban, the sales of video games that are classed as R18+. Not restrict, but outright ban them due to the supposed defense from the ‘sexualisation of children’.
Outlined in their report named ‘Sexualisation of Children‘ released on the 26th of June, the specific outline that demands the prohibition of R18+ video games is as follows: