@PaulFletcherMP - let's have a look at things that have been refused classification under the two decades old laws you're championing here...
A video game about detectives news.com.au/technology/hom…
Indeed, fetishes such as "the dripping of candle wax" within a sexual context are refused classification. That doesn't sounds like "rape, murder, bestiality or child sex crimes" to me.
A game about a town where people are on psychedelics kotaku.com.au/2018/05/why-we…
Internationally renowned indie films artslaw.com.au/article/the-ba…
Transgressive feminist art sbs.com.au/movies/article…
Adult sex dolls (this was in January)
Porn on the internet just generally (revoked once removed from Australian based website).
A horror film (on many fans top 10 lists) abc.net.au/news/2011-08-1…
You can have a look through a variety of other bans via @RefusedC refused-classification.com/news.html
However, important to note the most pernicious part of this Bill isn't just that it imports the outdated classification system - it's that it penalises social media and website hosts if they don't remove content. Get ready for a PG13 internet!

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