Politicians warn against ignoring videogame sector

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MP Tim Watts' motion to recognise the social and economic contributions of videogames didn't shy away from the industry's flaws. It's the latest in a growing show of parliamentary support for the local industry.

Labor MP Tim Watts has brought a motion to the Australian House of Representatives in favour of supporting the local videogame sector. It builds on several years of advocacy of games from the MP, who serves as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications and Cybersecurity. The motion focusses on the global economic contribution of the videogame industry, as well as recognising that, with support, the 'high skill, high wage, high growth' videogame sector could help drive the post-COVID economic recovery of Australia. 

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