After years of debate, Australian politician Peter Dutton has decided despite evidence to the contrarythat Grand Theft Auto causes real-world bad behavior. This is what he has named as the cause behind the recent claims of rape, assault, and sexual harassment within Australian parliament.
For those that are not aware, Australia has recently been overwhelmed with multiple sexual assault claims. The victim, Brittany Higgins, has said that she was instructed to keep quiet about the issue to avoid backlash. In addition to this, the body of a year-old woman was found. Her suicide occurred one day after she informed the police she would like to drop her investigation into the parliament member who raped her when she was just After more incidents came to light, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison refused to speak to the thousands of protestors that stood outside parliament.
Now, to add to a long line of comments the Liberal party has made on these incidents, Minister of Defense Peter Dutton has said Grand Theft Auto is the root cause behind these issues. In an interview with Australian Media Dutton said the discussion should be redirected to address the effect of media on youths. Peter Dutton does not exactly have the best political track record; this is unfortunately, not a one-time foot-in-mouth statement.
Naturally, many Australians were enraged by the statement. Some Australians might agree that video games can cause bad behavior, but the idea to direct the debate towards video games comes off as an attempt to distract Australians from more important matters. Laura is a professional writer based in Australia.
If Laura is not gaming or writing you can find her placating her goldfish like attention span by doing any of things. Some of these include: drawing a WebToon, training in dance, and studying a double degree in software and robotics engineering.
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