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Don't forget New Zealand, it's part of the Greater Straylan Empire too. trolol

And I thought SA was the only state to oppose the rating?
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Originally Posted by bomfunk View Post
Don't forget New Zealand, it's part of the Greater Straylan Empire too. trolol

And I thought SA was the only state to oppose the rating?
Well, if this is true, hurrah. Bring on 18+.
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I'm quite sure only the SA government was averse to the R18+ rating. I do agree though that the MA15+ complicates things if you already have an M rating.

For those asking about how Australia is split up:

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this is irony at its best isnt it.

well good, anyone tried getting in mortal kombat yet? looks like its time to find a friendly south aussie to get a copy in, then mail it to WA.
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No, the way it works is that it's a federal thing it doesn't only apply to SA. All states must agree to the rating. If one doesn't, no one gets it. The big hurdle for us in getting the 18+ rating was SA. Every other state agreed but Michael Atkinson from SA always said no. He recently retired
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mmm i can almost taste the Tournament then
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I had heard that the most recent attempts to get an R18+ rating were actually shot down by another state, though I don't remember which one. Either Victoria or NSW.
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Oh wow this is good news. but if this happens, will they stop censoring games as well?
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post #19 of 30
...So...Happy...Right...Now

I don't believe any state "shot down" R18+ recently, i believe it was "put off" due to the NSW state election and the (at the time) potential change of government (which i guess they were right, they did loose ). Nothing was "shot down" by anyone, just put off

Finally though, lets hope they can actually push this thing through.
Though i just don't understand why they would want M15+ gone?

do these people just not understand the ratings, Its like they think its kind of a "trade off" system where you can only have "X" amount of ratings, so to get R18+ you gotta get rid of one of the others!

Maybe they should just relabel M to "Teen" (cause thats effectively what it is, 13+), M+15, R18+....Easy, but hell its taken this long to get anything resembling R18+ on the horizon, it'll probably take 50 years to get that changed

[edit] Go here for latest R18+ classification news
It seems that the "new guy" for victoria may oppose R18+ they upcoming talk in July, but also if it comes to a single state blocking everyone, it looks like the Federal Govt will force the change anyway (which is awesome). From what i can make out anyway
Edited by ShadoX - 4/28/11 at 2:18am
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Originally Posted by Mas View Post
I had heard that the most recent attempts to get an R18+ rating were actually shot down by another state, though I don't remember which one. Either Victoria or NSW.
Yeah i'm pretty sure it was Victoria. Thanks to the church again. Just have to wait till they meet an hope for the best!
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