Written by: David Swan | Published in: EntertainmentQueensland’s state government introduced censorship amendments on Wednesday night, meaning it is the last state to finally allow an R18+ rating for games.
on 11/01/2012 – Made popular on 11/01/2012
The peak body for the software industry in Queensland has issued a broadside at the head of the state Government for neglecting the important business areas of IT including the NBN in a speech focusing on the relatively insignificant games sector. Software Queensland also criticised the Bligh Government for ignoring its advice on strategy and neglecting SMEs.
Former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has joined the chorus of calls for the creation of an R18+ classification for computer games, saying it is naïve to believe that having no adult rating protects kids from adult gaming content.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: StrategyCordys, the middleware brainchild of software veteran Jan Baan, has scheduled meetings in Queensland later this week to explain how its technology could potentially help the State Government extract itself from the Queensland Health payroll software debacle expected to cost $1.25 billion to fix.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: Government Tech PolicyVictoria has attracted two new digital services agencies to set up operations in the state on the back of the state government’s $85 million plan supporting the growth of internationally competitive and recognised ICT businesses in Victoria.
Julia Gillard's Labor Federal Government today revealed it would support the introduction of an R18+ classification for video games at the upcoming meeting of state and federal attorneys-general on this Friday 10 December.
The Australian State Attorneys General have met to discuss (among other pressing matters) the submissions provided to a discussion paper on the introduction of an R18+ Classification for Interactive Entertainment. Despite 98% pro-submissions for the rating introduction, the AG department has asked for more deliberation time on the matter. This has bemused the iGEA (interactive games & enterta