R18+ Video Games

The Rudd Govt is considering extending the R18+ classification to computer games. Currently the highest classification is MA15+. Saltshakers says it is not the first time this has been considered and is an attempt to allow graphic games. The ACL says that “The introduction of such games into Australia would inevitably lead to some children playing and being influenced by these games – to the detriment of both their development and the wider society.”

For story: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/r-rated-games-could-get-nod/story-e6frf7l6-1225810391370

For Govt discussion paper and submission template:http://www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/agd.nsf/Page/Consultationsreformsandreviews_AnR18+ClassificationforComputerGames-PublicConsultation

Action: Saltshakers is urging people to write a submission. They are due Feb 28, 2010. For Saltshakers ideas on what to write:http://www.saltshakers.org.au/take-action/campaigns/583-r18-rated-computer-games-on-the-agenda

ACL media release: http://www.acl.org.au/pdfs/load_pdf_public.pdf?pdf_id=1462&from=national

Send to E: classificationreview@ag.gov.au

F: 02 6141 3488

Post: Classification Review, Attorney-General’s Department, 3 -5 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600.

POSTED 14 Jan 2010