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Should Australia have an R18+ classification for video games?
09
Mar
Should Australia have an R18+ classification for video games?

The R18+ Classification relating to video games and their restriction for sale in Australia poses a  complex social issue.  Daniel…

55,000+ Submissions recevied on R18+ Classification
05
Mar
55,000+ Submissions recevied on R18+ Classification

Following is a press release from the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minsiter for Home Affairs dicsussing the R18+ Classification submission…

Video game ‘cancer’ group funded by Atkinson
05
Mar
Video game ‘cancer’ group funded by Atkinson

Andrew Ramadge, the Technology Reporter at new.com.au reports that a group that says video games and violence are like sming and lung cancer…

Stephanie Brantz appointed as Ambassador for iGEA
01
Mar
Stephanie Brantz appointed as Ambassador for iGEA

 Stephanie Brantz appointed video and computer games ambassador She might be able to keep Lucas Neill on his feet against…

Support for R18+ Coming from Minor Parties
27
Feb
Support for R18+ Coming from Minor Parties

Laura Parker from Gamespot continues to investigate who in government is in support for R18+.  To learn about the…

Centre for New Media Research & Education R18+ Submission
26
Feb
Centre for New Media Research & Education R18+ Submission

CNMRE’s goal in preparing this submission was to introduce a distinctive position that they believe enhances the debate and offers a lens…

EFA and AusGamers submission on R18+ games
26
Feb
EFA and AusGamers submission on R18+ games

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) and AusGamers believe that it is time that Australia accepts that games are not just for children…

Gamespot reveals that Australian Censorship Ministers are still remaining silent on the R18+ Issue
25
Feb
Gamespot reveals that Australian Censorship Ministers are still remaining silent on the R18+ Issue

As reported by Laura Parker at gamespot.com.au, only one Australian Attorney-General is publically stating their support for the introduction of…

EB Games: Australia voices their opinion: we need an R18+ rating!
24
Feb
EB Games: Australia voices their opinion: we need an R18+ rating!

BRISBANE, Queensland–Feb. 24, 2010—EB Games, Australia’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that they received over 46,000…

Former OFLC Deputy Director adds voice to R18+ consultation
23
Feb
Former OFLC Deputy Director adds voice to R18+ consultation

Paul Hunt, former Deputy Director of the OFLC and now Principal Consultant at MLCS Management has made a submission to the public…

Support for an R18+ Growing
22
Feb
Support for an R18+ Growing

22 February 2010 For Immediate Release Support for an R18+, Growing The Attorney-General’s Department is set to receive an influx…

Nintendo Successfully Takes Action Against R4 Cards
19
Feb
Nintendo Successfully Takes Action Against R4 Cards

Australia, 19 February, 2010 – Nintendo confirms it has successfully taken action against an Australian company in relation to game…

Students at Thornbury High Make Documentary About Supporting Artists and Songwriters
15
Feb
Students at Thornbury High Make Documentary About Supporting Artists and Songwriters

A new documentary has been created by Year 12 students at Thornbury High, Melbourne about supporting artists within the music…

Letter to The Australian Editor re Caroline Overington’s “Op-ed” re Gamers
15
Feb
Letter to The Australian Editor re Caroline Overington’s “Op-ed” re Gamers

Dear Editor, I refer to Caro Overington’s opinion piece ‘Hell’s bells, these boys need to act their age’ from February…

iGEA Responds to R18+ Discussion Paper
15
Feb
iGEA Responds to R18+ Discussion Paper

R18+ Classification for Video Games: Industry Responds to Discussion Paper Sydney, February 15, 2010 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment…

Retailers willing to review merchandise strategy for R18+
12
Feb
Retailers willing to review merchandise strategy for R18+

As reported on Gamespot, Australia’s major specialist game retailers, EB Games, GAME and Gametraders are prepared to accept restrictions on…

So Far Australians are in Favour of an R18+
12
Feb
So Far Australians are in Favour of an R18+

Gamespot reports that so far that only 1 percent of processed responses to the Discussion Paper on R18+ are against…

Watch on Censorship R18+ Consultation Submission
11
Feb
Watch on Censorship R18+ Consultation Submission

Watch on Censorship is a community organisation with the goal of protecting and promoting the rights of adult Australians to…

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