Australian 18+ rating debate to go public

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 17 April 2009 09:31 GMT


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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