The Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department has finally released the public consultation paper on the R18+ classification of computer games.

This marks the next stage in the campaign for an R18+ rating. We will be working with AusGamers to prepare a submission that accurately and persuasively addresses the civil liberties concerns of Australian gamers. If you think you can help, please join our discussion list or contact me with suggestions.

4 comments

  1. I suggest than people consider the classification code when writing submissions.

    The Code
    National Classification Code
    The National Classification Code names and describes the classification categories.
    These categories are either advisory or legally restricted. The Code also describes material that is to be classified 'RC' (Refused Classification).
    Classification decisions are required to give effect to the following principles which are set out in the Code:

    adults should be able to read, hear and see what they want

    minors should be protected from material likely to harm or disturb them

    everyone should be protected from exposure to unsolicited material that they find offensive,

    and
    the need to take account of community concerns about:

    depictions that condone or incite violence, particularly sexual violence, and
    the portrayal of persons in a demeaning manner.

    Comment by Jeff Hills on 15 December 2009 at 06:18
  2. Finally!

    Comment by Treb on 15 December 2009 at 19:54
  3. Spreading this about as much as possible.

    Comment by Ghede on 16 December 2009 at 02:32
  4. Yep, spreading the word here too...

    Comment by The patriot... on 30 January 2010 at 04:13