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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3365..


different delivery models for such a project. What we are doing is simply seeking to explore those opportunities.

We have advice from a team of consultants who have made a series of recommendations—consultants who are all from the private sector. We have an alternative set of views coming from another element of the Property Council, and all the government is doing is taking the sensible and pragmatic approach of seeing whether—(Time expired.)

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, can I ask you—I think I have asked this before and can I reinforce this—to review the record of question time and consider the number of times Mr Hargreaves has asked a question which is clearly out of order, which you have ruled out of order, and consider what might be done as a remedy to this, because it soaks up supplementary questions for members who have legitimate questions.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mrs Dunne. I will reflect on that and come back to the Assembly.

Computer games—classification

DR BOURKE: One of the things after my election that young Canberrans first—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! I can't hear Dr Bourke's question, and probably the minister can't either. Dr Bourke, if you would you start again, thank you.

DR BOURKE: I will speak louder. One of the things that young Canberrans first brought to my attention when I was elected—

MR SPEAKER: Dr Bourke, who is the question to?

DR BOURKE: was the classification of computer games. My question to the Attorney-General is: can you tell me about the classification system for computer games in the ACT?

MR CORBELL: I thank Dr Bourke for the question. The classification of computer games in the ACT is, of course, subject to a national classification regime, which is established collaboratively between the states, territories and the commonwealth. Here in the ACT, we rely directly on commonwealth legislation when it comes to the classification of those types of media. In the ACT, we currently recognise a range of classification types, such as G, PG, M and MA classifications. We do not currently have a classification for R-rated material, even when it comes to computer games, and for that reason R-rated material is currently prohibited from sale in the territory.

This, of course, has been a concern for the ACT government for a period of time. We know that the average age of gamers in Australia is over the age of 30. So there is a whole generation of young people who have grown up with computer games as an


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