The Greens have offered their support to the games industry in Australia to secure the same tax offsets currently enjoyed by the film industry.

Screenplay blog in The Age quotes Senator Christine Milne from the Greens who met with GDAA president Tom Crago:

“Given the tremendous popularity of interactive computer games, Australia’s games developers would doubtless receive the same community support if only Australians knew how successful they are becoming on the world stage,” she says.

“The interactive games development industry is an excellent example of an innovative, smart industry that Australia should be encouraging, while moving away from the old economic paradigm of ‘dig it up, cut it down and ship it overseas’.