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New Help Button to Provide Advice and Assistance on Online Risks
07
Dec
New Help Button to Provide Advice and Assistance on Online Risks

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy have created a CyberSafety Help Button to assist internet users in…

Brendan O’Connor Writes for the Punch on Why the Govt backs an R18+ Rating
07
Dec
Brendan O’Connor Writes for the Punch on Why the Govt backs an R18+ Rating

To see the opinion piece on the Punch, click here

IGN completes a report card on the games industry education programs in 2010
07
Dec
IGN completes a report card on the games industry education programs in 2010

Andrew McMillen over at IGN has put together a comprehensive review of the courses offered by Australian education institutions for…

The Centre for Independent Studies Publishes an article on R18+
06
Dec
The Centre for Independent Studies Publishes an article on R18+

Dr Jens Schroeder has written an article for the Centre for Independent Studies on the case for an R18+.  To…

Gillard government advocates for R18+
05
Dec
Gillard government advocates for R18+

  THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS AND JUSTICE MEDIA RELEASE An adult-only computer game classification to…

Government poll supports an R18+ classification
05
Dec
Government poll supports an R18+ classification

In December 2010 Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, released the results of a national telephone poll conducted by independent…

Kotaku allows you to speak directly to your representatives about R18+
25
Nov
Kotaku allows you to speak directly to your representatives about R18+

Our friends at Kotaku have set up an automated e service that will put you in touch with your local…

Senator Kate Lundy Gives and Adjournment Speech supporting the introduction on an R18+ Classification Rating in Australia
24
Nov
Senator Kate Lundy Gives and Adjournment Speech supporting the introduction on an R18+ Classification Rating in Australia

To read a transcript of the speech given on Nov 23 2010, click here

Kochie tells AG’s that it’s “decision time fellas” on the R18+ debate
16
Nov
Kochie tells AG’s that it’s “decision time fellas” on the R18+ debate

Seamus Byrne from Kotaku to part in a debate on Sunrise this morning to successfully tackle the issue of R18+.  Your can…

Enough stalling on Games Classification – Laura Parker
08
Nov
Enough stalling on Games Classification – Laura Parker

Laura Parker is the Associate Editor for Gamespot Australia, but has also written a piece for smh.com.au about the lack…

READY: Won’t Somebody Think of the Children
07
Nov
READY: Won’t Somebody Think of the Children

Kotaku Australia are continuing their READY campaign in the run up to SCAG on 10 Dececeber 2010.  Won’t Somebody Think…

Kotaku kicks off their Ready campaign
02
Nov
Kotaku kicks off their Ready campaign

In recognition of the next Standing Committee of Attorney’s General (SCAG) meeting due to take place on 10 December 2010,…

Greens decide against introducing a Private Members Bill for R18+
21
Oct
Greens decide against introducing a Private Members Bill for R18+

Laura Parker over at Gamespot reports that the Greens have hit pause on the push for an R18+ to avoid…

Stephanie Brantz asks ‘How Much of a Good Thing is too Much?’
19
Oct
Stephanie Brantz asks ‘How Much of a Good Thing is too Much?’

When it comes to kids and gaming – opinion varies wiy. In one camp are those who believe computer games…

Stephanie Brantz writes about her gaming experience as a parent
19
Oct
Stephanie Brantz writes about her gaming experience as a parent

Can you remember your first video game? Mine was Space Invaders played on the basic ATARI console. My second?  Donkey…

nzherald.co.nz reports on a few game truths
26
Aug
nzherald.co.nz reports on a few game truths

Matt Greenop of the nzherald.co.nz has written a great article about the misconception around gamers – referencing our INZ10 report. …

Still Playing Games at 33 – Don’t Feel Guilty!
17
Aug
Still Playing Games at 33 – Don’t Feel Guilty!

Still playing video games at 33?  Don’t feel guilty! New research reveals the average age of a New Zealand gamer…

iGame & iVote
06
Aug
iGame & iVote

In yet another great feature by Laura Parker over at GameSpot AU, she checks in with the Labor Party, the…

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