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Just a few hours after the Australian gaming public was confused by the stance taken by the South Australian Attorney-General, they’re now getting angry over his New South Wales counterpart’s decision.

Seems further and further away
While the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General had planned on making a decision regarding the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games on Friday at a meeting in Adelaide, the NSW Attorney-General has announced he will not vote on the topic at this time.

According to recent studies, two-thirds of the Australian states and territories are publicly in favour of the R18+ introduction (including the controversial South Australian vote) – while the remaining three (NSW, Victoria and Western Australia) announced they would hold off on making a decision until some time closer to the meeting.
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Bad news for Australians I guess

E: title fixed

E: lol image removed. Worked fine for me for about 30 mins.
Edited by Alatar - 7/18/11 at 5:39pm
 
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I guess you stole an image from Game Pron...
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Good...those Aussies are dirty minded enough as it is.

joking of course...do they realize how many people will now go through less than leagal means to get the games now? If any Aussies want to Paypal me shipping and the cost of the game + the $3 it will cost me in gas I will go to Best buy and get the game for you and mail it. This is just stupid.
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i feel ashamed to live in this country.
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Good...those Aussies are dirty minded enough as it is.

joking of course...do they realize how many people will now go through less than leagal means to get the games now? If any Aussies want to Paypal me shipping and the cost of the game + the $3 it will cost me in gas I will go to Best buy and get the game for you and mail it. This is just stupid.
i may need this :/ im moving back to sydney at christmas sigh... why is australia so backwards
    
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BAh, censorship is bad.
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why is australia so backwards
and upside down lol
    
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If im 22 can i still buy them? Or does it just mean 18+ games arent allowed in australia?
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I was looking forward to playing L4D2 with gore too

Why was it when there actually was a high chance of it going through one state decided to bring it to a halt? Actually, why are all the states needed to make such a change in the first place?
Edited by jackeyjoe - 7/18/11 at 6:14pm
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If im 22 can i still buy them? Or does it just mean 18+ games arent allowed in australia?
No. It's so annoying that they're restricted... at least you can get some games online...

EDIT: If you try and ship R 18+ games they are most of the time seased. Online seems like the only option.
   
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