Video R rating review

from page 2 of The Mercury, May 10, 1996

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  Tasmania would move for extremely violent films to be excluded from the classification system so that they could not be shown in cinemas or on television, Attorney-General Ray Groom said yesterday.
  A standing committee of federal, state and territory attorneys-general was considering revised guidelines on the classification of films and videos, Mr Groom told parliament.
  Mr Groom would ask the July meeting of the standing committee to remove extremely violent films from the R classification.
  "Those extremely violent films and videos really have to be given very careful consideration and should not be available generally within the community."
  He said a national approach to film classification was required.
  "Many beleive that we have developed a culture of violence through the influence of these sorts of films and videos," Mr Groom said.
  Tasmania would also cooperate with the federal government's recently announced review of controls on violent computer games.

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