There is an online petition calling for the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games in Queensland. The petition states simply:

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995 is currently out of step with the wishes of the electorate.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House that it be amended to permit computer games to receive the R18+ classification when they have been refused classification under the Commonwealth Act.

This petition is available on the Queensland Parliament website, and is open to Queensland residents only. If you live in Queensland and support the introduction of an R18+ rating, you should make your voice heard.

It is unlikely that this petition will directly result in Queensland breaking from the rest of Australia to introduce an R18+ rating for games. It may, however, increase the pressure on Queensland's Attorney-General to speed up the release of the discussion paper, which appears to be stuck with the Commonwealth Minister for Home Affairs.

4 comments

  1. The days for any form of censorship are long gone.

    Comment by Jon Haigh on 25 November 2009 at 11:54
  2. The introduction of an R18+ rating would make consumers much more happy with the way the game rating system works. Do it.

    Comment by Christopher John Lew on 7 December 2009 at 21:43
  3. I read on Slash Dot they just banned Alien verse Predator. What's the point, I bet you can buy it on Amazon with none of the fuss.

    Comment by Jon Haigh on 7 December 2009 at 22:06
  4. im a 33 year old gamer im so sick of australia beeing behind the times when it comes to R18+ games...its 2009 time to get with the program.

    Its not like i cant buy them anyway from eg amazon or ebay but i think its time we really need to change this for gamers like me who appreciate what the next generation consoles can do ...plz ...just do it

    Comment by sean reynolds on 16 December 2009 at 04:33