|Replies regarding games classification and importing prohibited goods..
||[Aug. 28th, 2008|05:42 pm]
According to Games website Kotaku
Australian Classification Board Speaks On Games, R18+ & Fallout 3
Who should I be contacting to push the need for an R18+ rating for games?
Currently, the Censorship Minister is the Attorney-General for each State or Territory and the Australian Censorship Minister is the Minister for Home Affairs.
Can I import games that have been refused classification?
Customs may detain or seize any items that are suspected of contravening the Regulations. The maximum penalty for this type of offence is a fine of up to $110,000.
So...the Federal Minister for Censorship is Bob Debus ( Minister for Home Affairs ) in the Rudd Labor Government - and a former Attorney General of the State of New South Wales.
I am currently reviewing correspondence from the Federal Censorship Minister in his former capacity of State Attorney General and addressed to my local Member of Parliament the Hon Jackie Kelly MP who probed the minister for a response regarding the highly illegal material for sale on her doorstep.
I followed the instructions given to me by Mr. Debus and Mrs. Kelly and the resulting mess was referred to the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office twice - the latter submission being supported by correspondence from the Hon Peter Breen MP ( former Member of the Legislative Assembly and founder of the Human Rights Party) and has since been raised with a Barrister at Law and reported to the press at every possible opportunity.