Tag Archives: R18+ rating
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 | 13:43 BST
Legislation has been passed by Australia’s Federal Parliament to facilitate the introduction of a mature R18+ rating classification for video games, three years after the Attorney-General’s Department first published a discussion paper on the topic in 2009.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 03:46 BST
To introduce an R18+ video games rating in Australia, each state’s Attorney-General has to reach a consensus. Tasmanian Attorney-General David Bartlett has always been one of the most passionate supporters of the cause – until he unexpectedly resigned yesterday.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 | 23:31 GMT
Australian Federal Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor’s wants to introduce R18+ for games by mid-2011, and according to Gamespot Australia, wants state and territory attorney generals to accept the guidelines proposed so it can be taken to a vote and implemented.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 | 01:59 GMT
If you’ve been keeping up with the headlines, you could be forgiven for believing there were only two sides in the battle to create an R18+ games rating in Australia: South Australia Attorney-General Michael Atkinson and everyone else ever.
Well, good news, Aussie guys and gals. Mr. Atkinson has decided to step down from the front bench, effectively ending his status as the wicked witch in good ol’ Oz.
Sat, Mar 06, 2010 | 19:32 GMT
Looks like over 55,000 people have responded to the R18+ discussion paper in Australia by the February 28 deadline.
Sat, Feb 13, 2010 | 20:43 GMT
Australian retailers EB Games, GAME and Gametraders are prepared to ready stores for the possibility of an R18+ classification in the country.