Posted August 08, 2018 07:15:53It is illegal to sell comic books or comic books related items in the country, but the government has no plans to ban them.
A spokesperson for the Australian Bureau of Statistics told news.com.au the comic book shop owners are “free to sell as much or as little as they want” but they must adhere to a strict no-selling policy.
“The Australian Bureau will not ban comic book shops,” the spokesperson said.
The government said it was considering banning all comic book retailers from opening in the nation.
“A small number of comic book businesses have been allowed to open in some areas of Sydney, but many more have been banned since the ban was introduced,” the spokeswoman said.
“These businesses have limited access to the Australian market and are not allowed to sell products that are unsuitable for young children.”
The Australian Comics and Entertainment Council (ACECA) told newscomau it did not want to ban the comic shop operators from opening, but said “no-selling” requirements should be relaxed.
“It is important to remember that comic books are a highly popular and accessible product for children, and there is a significant amount of data that shows they are an important source of educational content,” ACECA spokesperson, John Scott, said in a statement.
“We have always supported the concept of comic shops opening in our community.
It is a safe place to discuss the medium and to sell books.”
Topics:arts-and-entertainment,education,children,child-care,law-crime-and_justice,federal—state-issues,nsw,australiaFirst posted August 09, 2018 15:54:46Contact Rebecca WilliamsMore stories from Australia