Tag Archives: r18+
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 09:49 GMT
As of today, R18+ games can be sold in Queensland, after the region’s Governor signed off on legislation vital to the movement.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 05:33 GMT
Mortal Kombat will release in Australia on May 29, Kotaku reports. The ninth core entry in the gory fighter was refused classification back in 2011, and again in handheld form last year. After the introduction of an R18+ ratings category for video games on January 1 2013, Warner Bros resubmitted the title in its Komplete Edition form, and secured an adults only classification.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 01:54 GMT
Having agree to implement legislation in a parliament meeting yesterday, Queensland has announced its support for Australia’s R18+ ratings category for video games.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 01:29 BST
New South Wales has become the second Australian state or territory to introduce laws in support of the nation’s new R18+ classification for games, PlayerAttack reports. The new ratings category was green lit at the federal level in June, and is expected to go into effect by January 1, 2013 – the deadline for states to have their end sorted out. The ACT was the first off the bat.
Guidelines for the new category were released last week and have met with a mixed reception.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 06:36 BST
South Australian state attorney-general John Rau has decided against implementing a plan to re-sticker all MA15+ games as R18+.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 22:13 BST
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Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 15:17 BST
Western Australia has said that it’s for the introduction of the R18+ for videogames around the country.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 | 09:09 BST
GameSpot AU’s reporting this morning that the attorney general of New South Wales is to abstain from the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General meeting on Friday, which would have seen AGs as well as state and territory censorship ministers voting on the introduction of an R18+ rating for games in Australia.
Fri, May 27, 2011 | 04:35 BST
The Australian Government’s Attorney-General’s Department is seeking feedback on the recently released draft guidelines for a proposed R18+ ratings category for games.
Wed, May 25, 2011 | 07:00 BST
The office of Australian federal minister for home affairs, Brendan O’Connor, has released draft guidelines for proposed changes to Australia’s games rating system.
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.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 17:18 BST
The key ministerial roadblock to a R18+ rating for games in Australia – Senator Michael Atkinson – stood down from the front bench half a year ago. Yet Australian gamers of any age still cannot legally play games with content judged beyond a MA15+ rating.
Thu, May 06, 2010 | 13:18 BST
EA Games boss Frank Gibeau has called out Australia’s Attorneys General to have the introduction of an R18 rating in the country as soon as possible.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 | 16:11 GMT
Australian gamers may finally have something to be excited about now that South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson has stepped down from his position.
According to a news report, his replacement, John Rau, has voiced the opinion that an R18+ videogame rating makes perfect sense for the country.
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.
Thu, Mar 04, 2010 | 15:48 GMT
It looks as through a discussion over whether to add an R18+ ratings category for videogames in Australia has been scheduled for April.
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 | 18:18 GMT
Two bits of news concerning the R18+ debacle going on in Australia today has an advocacy against the rating getting its own website, and the second bit has South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson getting more death threats.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 | 10:31 GMT
Out of 1,084 submissions processed so far into an Australian public consultation on the debate on an R18+ rating, only 11 people have been opposed.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 | 10:04 BST
Australian politicians have failed to reach a conclusive agreement on whether or not an 18+ rating should be introduced for games in the country, meaning the debate will now be opened to the public.
The move comes after a meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG) in Canberra today.
A paper is to ask Australians to voice opinions on whether or not an R18+ games classification should be introduced.
Once the consultation period expires, it will be up to the Censorship Ministers to decide whether or not to go ahead. Their decision must be unanimous before any changes to Australia’s current classification system can be made.
Come on, Australian people. Just do it. Everyone knows drugs and violence are awesome.
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