South Australia to sticker-over MA15+ games

By Brenna Hillier
21 July 2011 10:10 GMT

South Australian attorney-general John Rau has explained how he intends to wipe out the MA15+ ratings category for games in his home state: stickers.

“Right now what I am envisaging is a system where South Australia still receives games that have been rated MA15+, but we simply put an R18+ sticker on top of the MA15+ sticker before the games are sold,” Rau told Gamespot.

“That way parents can have a clear idea of which content is for adults.”

Rau told Gamespot it doesn’t want to “muck around” re-evaluating current ratings guidelines, preferring to implement a stat

“I’m working on the basis that while the Federal Government sets the rules, it’s up to each individual state to police them,” he said, citing the example of the X18+ rating for movies, which is only used in the Northern Territory and ACT.

“I cannot imagine it will be a problem for South Australia to fold the MA15+ rating into the R18+ rating, once Australia has one.”

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