One of Australia's largest game retailers, EB Games, today threw its weight behind the push for an R18+ classification to bring games in line with other content in Australia.
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A few years back, when Michael Atkinson was Attorney-General of South Australia, it would have been unheard of to write the heading above. But now that John Rau is AG in that state it seems sensible discussion about Australia’s video-game rating system can be had.
Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Conner is a little sick of waiting for consensus amongst the state governments about the issue of introducing a R18+ classification for interactive entertainment. In Australia currently the top rating for video games is MA15+
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John Rau, the new Attorney General of South Australia, has reportedly said to Gamers4Croydon’s Chris Prior that he is a supporter of the R18+ classification for games, the Gamers4Australia wait for that rating to be ratified.
The Christian Lobby believes the argument for the introduction of an R18+ Classification for video games is being spun into a pro-child protection requirement. The fear is that once Australia has a new R18+ Classification for interactive entertainment that the market will be flooded with all manner of smut and extreme material. Do they have a point?
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There is still some thrashing out to be had, but the Australian video games industry is welcoming an in-principal agreement for the introduction of a long-awaited R18+ classification for interactive entertainment.