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Australian Gamers Finally Get an R-18+ Category 69

Posted by samzenpus
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Dexter Herbivore writes "A lot of Australian gamers are saying, 'finally' as legislation passed parliament to support the introduction of a R-18+ category for games. From the article: 'Jason Clare, the Minister for Home Affairs has just announced that R18+ for games is set to become a reality, after legislation successfully passing through the Federal Parliament, having just gone through the Senate without amendment.'"
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Australian Gamers Finally Get an R-18+ Category

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  • Re:premature elation (Score:4, Interesting)

    by SurfaceMount (749329) on Monday June 18, 2012 @08:42PM (#40365399)

    since classification remains a state issue

    Yep and its still the same story there, only takes one state to block it.
    I predict there will be a dispute about what classifies as 18+, religious groups will want the current 15+ to become the new 18+, with what should be 18+ remaining banned from local sale. Backwater religious dominated state wont get their way, so will refuse to sign the new legislation.

    Not holding my breath for any advancement to actually take place, all that will happen, if anything, is that current 15+ games will require 18+ photo id to purchase like alcohol.

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