AUS: Support grows for R18+ rating

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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 rating.

The government opened the ongoing debate surrounding the nation's lack of a mature games rating to the public back in December. So far, more than 6,239 submissions have been made, according to GameSpot.

Out of the 1,084 responses that have been processed so far, only 11 have been against the proposal to create an R18+ rating.

Submissions for this consultation are open until February 28th. The results will then be distributed to each of Australia's Attorney-Generals to aid their decision on the matter. A unanimous vote is required before a new rating can be passed as law.