Luke Lawrie from r18GamesAustralia.com is organising a consultation event this weekend in Sydney about the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games:
The Commonwealth Government has released a discussion paper which briefly summarises the key arguments for and against an R18+ classification for video games. Censorship Ministers have considered the issue of an adult classification for computer games on several occasions. However, they have not undertaken public consultation on this issue.
We will be hitting the streets of Sydney to try and make some sort of impact, our goal is to make the public aware of the outdated classification system by handing out information sheets about video games and the proposed classification changes. Also on the day we also want to see how many people we can get to fill out the submission template that the government has asked for.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010
Time: From 9:00am
Location: Outside Queen Victoria Building
Street: Corner George st & Druitt st