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One territory can now purchase R18+ games in Australia

The Australian Capital Territory this morning became the first state or territory to pass the R18+ law in Australia. In June, after a decade of political strife, all Australian states and territories agreed to a bill ending the country's much criticized ban on adult games. ACT is now the first to...

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Australia finally passes R18+ rating for games

After years of back and forth political posturing and bickering, Australians will finally have the ability to legally purchase games intended for those over 15 years of age. Australia's R18+ video game classification, equivalent to the ESRB's "M" rating in the States and PEGI 18 in Europe, has...

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Australian government finally introduces R18+ bill, to go into effect next year

Australia's game rating woes are almost over. After years of debate and legal discussion about an R18+ rating for video games there (that would allow for the equivalent of the ESRB's M-rated games to be released without, you know, being illegal), the government has finally agreed to the new rating,...

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R18+ bill goes before Australian parliament in February

A bill to allow an R18+ rating for games in Australia will be introduced to the parliament in February, Gamespot AU reports. Federal Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare plans to introduce the bill during the first session in parliament this year, expected to commence February 7. Once introduced,...

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Australian Classification Branch: R18+ not ready for 'another couple of years'

Though Australian minister for home affairs Brendan O'Connor told press that the R18+ games rating would be available for new titles "a couple of months" after its ratification by the nation's federal government, we might have to wait just a bit longer than that. According to Australian...

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Australia finally getting its R18+ rating

Australia is finally getting an R18+ classification for video games, meaning that games deemed unacceptable for minors under 15 can be sold in the country. Minister for Justice Brendan O'Connor announced today that the New South Wales Attorney-General, who was the only censorship minister to...

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Australia to introduce R18+ rating in next few months (if all goes well)

Australia may finally have an R18+ classification for video games by year's end - if some last-minute politics don't derail proceedings. Gamespot reports that the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General have agreed to an adult rating, equivalent to the ESRB's "M" in the United States and "PEGI...

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Game developers bullish about Australian tax break bill

Game Developers Association of Australia CEO Tony Reed is, as you might imagine, a big fan of the $1.9 billion tax break for video game research and development that's making its way through the nation's government. Speaking to Gamespot, Reed explained, "No matter how big or small a studio is,...

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Australia passes $1.9 billion tax break for games industry R&D

The Australian video game industry has suffered blow after blow over the past few years, having lost approximately half of its workforce and a number of its major development studios since 2008. Fortunately, Australian state officials have passed a bill which, when it goes into effect next month,...

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Australian gov releases R18+ guideline proposal

Australia's federal government has released a proposed draft of new guidelines to reform its video game classification system and introduce an R18+ rating. Meaning, the country's uncomfortably long struggle to introduce an adult-friendly classification for games may finally reach a conclusion. ...

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