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(News.com)South Australia will back R18+ games, but dump the MA15+ category

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A NEW classifications system for computer games that will increase protection for children and provide parents with clearer guidance will be supported by the South Australian Government.
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This is great news! It was always the South Australian government that kept saying no to 18+ classification.
Edited by robbo2 - 4/27/11 at 11:00pm
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i'm from SA, that's good to hear =)
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Good to hear we'll see more aussies in our games.
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Not many people live in south Australia compared to nsw, imo.
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When NSW agrees on this, let me know.
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Well its good we have there backing now but the dumping of the MA15 rating seems...odd.
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Ugh, I had to log in to say how stupid these people are!

Currently we have G, PG, M, and MA15+ for games. We want an extra R18+ rating for games that currently get refused classification or censored. But definitely not at the expense of the MA15+ category.

The Australian Christian Lobby insists they are not supporting the movement to protect children, but children won't be playing R18+ rated games, will they? More so, removing the MA15+ category means that the games will either be classed M, and more accessible to children, which is not good at all or what we want, or moved into the R18+ category.

Okay. I'm done. Bye. Again.
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When NSW agrees on this, let me know.
It's been my understanding all the other states agree except for maybe Victoria.
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not to sound like an idiot, but how is Australia split up? I wasn't aware of say South Australia etc.
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Different states South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland (the best state) and the 2 territory's Northern Territory and the Australia Capital Territory. Also some island called Tasmania but we main landers prefer not to be associated with them
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