Western Australian Government flip-flops on 18-rated game certificate

Tuesday, 9th October 2012 09:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Australia’s governing bodies have long taken issue with violent content in games and has refused to establish an 18-rated certificate for games featuring mature content. While the certificate is making headway in all regions, it has been wrenched back to the drawing board by Western Australia authorities.

Games On Net reports that the Western Australian governing bodies have u-turned on the issue and have taken the 18-rating back to square one, opting to re-open the debate for further consideration.

The debate is open to the public, so feel free to vent your frustrations here. Meanwhile MPs from all Western Australian parties will consider feedback and debate among themselves to see if they can reach a conclusion.

What do you make of the age rating issue in Australia? Let us know below.



  1. chocy82

    OK. This is quite frankly one of the most uninformed stories i’ve read on vg247 in history and that is saying something.

    First of all the Australian Government has not backflipped, in Australia we have 7 states that all have their own governments. Those states need to pass laws for the R18 to come into place in those states. The WA government as backwards as it is has decided to have a public consultation just for that state.

    QLD, NSW and the ACT have already passed laws allowing R18+. WA just wants a final consultation phase on how they should implement it in their state.

    And to think, you even have an Australian writer on staff….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 forgive me. I don’t live there, I am reporting on someone else’s story, and Brenna left this one for me to write. She’s logged off for the night.

    #2 2 years ago

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