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R18+ is in, Governments agree on the new rating

Governments agree to bring on R18+ rating for gaming.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jul 21 2011 11:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST

The Federal and State Governments have reached an in-principle agreement to provide an R18+ rating for video games. There was a meeting in Adelaide (oh my hometime, yay) and the proposal has been debated by various attorney-generals. The New Sales Wales Attorney-General abstained from the proposal. South Australia had previously said it would scrap its current MA15+ rating, meaning that all violent video games will be restricted to adults.

R18+ is in, Governments agree on the new rating | TweakTown.com

Federal Justice Minister, Brendan O'Connor welcomed the in-principle agreement by saying it is a:

Big step forward in the long running debate on classification. The introduction of an R18+ classification for computer games will provide better advice to parents and help prevent children and teenagers from accessing unsuitable material. Once introduced, the new classification will also afford adults the opportunity to view material designed for adults. It is a credit to all jurisdictions that the meeting has now been able to achieve agreement over what is a complex matter in classification policy.

Finally!

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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