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WA committee wants to ban the possession of R18+ games in the state

The Western Australian Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People recently recommended that their Classification Enforcement Act should “prohibit the sale, supply, demonstration, possession or advertisement” of R18+ video games in WA.

The recommendation was made in the Sexualisation of Children report, presented to the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council on 26 June.

“While the impact of sexualisation on children is difficult to quantitatively measure, and to distinguish from other influences in their lives, this does not mean that the issue should not be addressed,” the committee said, pointing the blame on R18+ games, overly sexual advertisements and the ‘sexting’ craze.

We’ll keep and eye on this story and report when more becomes available.

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