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[GamePolitics] Australia gets a mature rating!

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O'Connor's office has said that the Australian government is in the process of preparing legislation that would introduce R18+ for games. This would include the new classification, along with changes to existing rules and categories in the current ratings system. One of the interesting changes is to "ultra violent" games getting a rating for adults only. In the past games such as Mortal Kombat were simply refused classification because of extremely violent content. Under the new ratings system there might be a place for games such as MK. Games with strong sexual content will probably have a more difficult time, but that's the standard in just about every place in the world.
congrats to all the aussies out there!
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I have to be honest...I never expected to see this happen. Not without every government official in the country-continent to get replaced anyway.

Good going...for every one involved. Easier access to games and now more games will be purchased through means that the government can tax.
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will be good if they can get it passed
Edited by Krahe - 8/11/11 at 6:54am
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congrats to all the aussies out there!
Sounds like the congrats are premature, this is just stating that there are preparations for legislation. I'm just it still needs to be voted on by the lawmakers. And if I remember right I heard there is a lot of opposition to this. I sincerely hope this law passes though.
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post #5 of 7
About bloody time!!! But yeah - also not getting my hopes up.
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It's about sodding time. All this dilly-dallying and it should be finally here. Knowing our government though.....
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Its fantastic news but I cant help thinking that there is still going to be a ton of messing around before it comes into effect.
But I'm happy nonetheless.
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