As an American, this is appalling, although it appears that the Australian voices (?) on this thread do not agree, which is just confusing to me. Protecting culture is a government role? That sounds... I don't know, religious? Whatever. But I would like to point out that all the "this isn't censorship because you can still import" is Ca-Razy. That is only true because there is a huge, free market available that makes these products commercially viable despite the sales restrictions in you country. Is this acknowledged? Is it a case of having your cake (protect Austrailia from un-Australianess) and eating it too (enjoy un-Austrialian delights made possible by markets that are forbidden to exist within AU)?