Australian gamers finally to be treated as adults

EFA welcomes the passage through the Senate of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012, which finally introduces an R18+ classification for computer games, bringing the classification system for computer games into line with the existing system for films and online content and with international standards. EFA has […]

R18+ games – down but not out

The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) met on Friday, with the creation of an R-18+ category for computer games a top agenda item. Because changes to the classification code require unanimous agreement by all states and the Commonwealth, this is the body where the games reform is going to live or die. With the commonwealth […]

R18 Games, censorship and DRM: why you should care about online civil rights

This post is written by David Harrison, the editor of AusGamers, for our series of blog posts on the importance of online civil liberties as part of EFA’s 2010 Fundraising Campaign … I’ve lost count of the number of times that I have literally seen eyes glaze over when trying to explain to people why […]

EFA and AusGamers submission on R18+ games

The Review on the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games closes on Sunday. To all of you who have not yet made a submission, I encourage you to do so. To make a submission, use the template provided on the Attorney-General’s website. Fill out the questionnaire and add your own comments. It is […]

EFA’s draft R18+ for games discussion paper

The public consultation on the introduction of an R18+ for computer games closes at the end of the month. Jessi Citizen, on behalf of EFA and in conjunction with Ausgamers, has prepared a draft response to the consultation that sets out our understanding of the issues and our arguments. Draft submission paper (MS Word format) […]