Entries in 'r18+' (50)

R18+ due by 1st January 2013

R18+ due by 1st January 2013

GameSpot is reporting that the new Federal Minister for Home Affairs is predicting an R18+ rating by next year.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Feb 15th 2012 at 12:45AM in News
R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:52AM in News
iGEA backs AU's first National Cultural Policy in almost 20 years

iGEA backs AU's first National Cultural Policy in almost 20 years

Senator Kate Lundy is set to chair a public policy consultation which will directly impact the digital media and interactive entertainment sector.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 25th 2011 at 11:24PM in News
ALRC seeks focus groups for classification scheme revision

ALRC seeks focus groups for classification scheme revision

The Australian Law Reform Commission is calling for volunteers to view current media content and focus group the upcoming changes to the classification system.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 6th 2011 at 4:10AM in News

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Australians have until Friday to comment on new R18+ policy

Australians have until Friday to comment on new R18+ policy

After an in-principle agreement was reached by the Attorneys-General, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been drafting points on the new policy on R18+.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 30th 2011 at 5:34AM in News
Jeff Brand PART 2: 'You're not able' to play videogames

Jeff Brand PART 2: 'You're not able' to play videogames

Following on from yesterday, Jeff Brand's Freeplay 2011 speech is concluded with a call to action from gamers. In 2005, 88% of Australians supported an R18+ rating. What happened? ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 26th 2011 at 4:11AM in News
Jeff Brand PART 1: 'Ditch the classification scheme' in Australia

Jeff Brand PART 1: 'Ditch the classification scheme' in Australia

Dr Jeff Brand has been an advocate of gamers being treated like adults since the 1990s. He spoke at Freeplay 2011 about the politics of achieving it in Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 25th 2011 at 2:38AM in News
House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut too violent for Australia

House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut too violent for Australia

SEGA Australia has confirmed that House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut has been refused classification in Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 24th 2011 at 1:32AM in News

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NSW backs introduction of an R18+ rating

NSW backs introduction of an R18+ rating

New South Wales Attorney-General Greg Smith has announced today that he supports an in-principle move to introduce an R18+ rating in Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2011 at 5:13AM in News
EB Games votes for a national classification system

EB Games votes for a national classification system

EB Games has told MCV that it believes a national classification system like the rest of the entertainment industry is best for Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 4:20AM in News
Attorneys-General reach 'historic agreement' to introduce R18+ rating

Attorneys-General reach 'historic agreement' to introduce R18+ rating

After a false start today with an R18+ rating not reaching consensus for a national introduction, it seems it will be passed at a federal level and integrated state by ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 22nd 2011 at 9:26AM in News
R18+ fails to pass SCAG meeting

R18+ fails to pass SCAG meeting

At the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) meeting today, one abstaining vote on the introduction of an R18+ rating has stalled the issue yet again.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 22nd 2011 at 3:50AM in News

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South Australia goes in own direction on R18+

South Australia goes in own direction on R18+

South Australian attorney-general Paul Rau has told Gamespot of his plans to introduce an R18+ rating in his state, should one become available.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 21st 2011 at 11:15AM in News
R18+ introduction to be postponed until ALRC report

R18+ introduction to be postponed until ALRC report

NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith will not be supporting the introduction of an R18+ rating for games in Australia at the upcoming Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) meeting on Thursday.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 19th 2011 at 8:42AM in News
Rise of Nightmares receives age rating in Australia

Rise of Nightmares receives age rating in Australia

Sega Australia Pty Ltd has today confirmed that its hyper-violent Kinect title 'Rise of Nightmares' has received an MA15+ age rating in Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 15th 2011 at 6:52AM in News
AUSTRALIA: R18+ rating will create jobs

AUSTRALIA: R18+ rating will create jobs

The Australian minister for home affair Brendan O’Connor believes that the adoption of an R18+ rating would create new jobs for the country’s games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 12th 2011 at 7:12PM in News

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AUSTRALIA: Warner disputes MK ban

AUSTRALIA: Warner disputes MK ban

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Australia has appealed against the decision to ban Mortal Kombat from sale in the country.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 2nd 2011 at 9:53AM in News
AUSTRALIA: Mortal Kombat banned

AUSTRALIA: Mortal Kombat banned

Upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 game Mortal Kombat will not be released in Australia when it hits UK stores in April.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 25th 2011 at 9:48AM in News
AUSTRALIA: R18+ meeting delayed

AUSTRALIA: R18+ meeting delayed

Australia will continue to go without an R18+ age rating for video games after a meeting concerning the certificate was delayed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 16th 2011 at 11:08AM in News
AUS: Hope grows for R18+

AUS: Hope grows for R18+

There has been further positive noises regarding the possibility of the introduction of a new R18+ rating for video games in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
AUS: Zombie R18+ protests return

AUS: Zombie R18+ protests return

For the second year running, hundreds of games fans have gathered in Sydney to campaign for the introduction of an R18+ age rating for video games in the country, Kotaku ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 10:55AM in News
AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

The man who will be filling the shoes of the outgoing South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is said to be in favour of the introduction of an R18+ age rating ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 4:59PM in News
AUS: More death threats for Atkinson

AUS: More death threats for Atkinson

Outspoken anti-games critic Michael Atkinson has said that he fears for the safety of his family thanks to ongoing threats from gamers due to his strict opposition of legislation that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 10:18AM in News
AUS: Widespread support for R18+

AUS: Widespread support for R18+

The pressure is mounting on Australian authorities to introduce legislation to legalise the sale of adult-rated video games, with both retailers and consumers throwing their support behind the initiative.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 11:56AM in News
AUS: Support grows for R18+ rating

AUS: Support grows for R18+ rating

Australia is edging closer to the creation of an R18+ classification as preliminary results from the government’s public consultation shows the majority of citizens are in favour of the new ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 10th 2010 at 10:00AM in News