I think Tims point about it ultimately coming down to the parents is the crux of the whole debate. The government does what it can to make parents aware of things that would not be suitable for children. It cannot interfere with peoples private lives and tell them what to do without ultimately encroaching on their free will.
There is a point of morality, where the government steps in for extreme cases (refused classification material). I guess this is where the ACL is contending, that the government needs to be more aggressive in refusing classification and are using violent video games as their evidence. The point where the ACL fail is that there is no solid link between video game violence and increases in crime as Tim pointed out. There are isolated cases where crazies have copied video games, but its not a common (everyday) occurrence in society. Also those crazies may have copied a game, but what drove them to such violent acts in the first place? As Tim said, it probably wasn't the video game, but many other factors.
I cant believe that there is still stuff going on about this. I thought this argument was put to rest when we got the go ahead for the R18+ classification.
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