Localizing Games for Australia – Video Game Age Ratings

On January 1st 2013, Australia will finally see the introduction of the R18+ age classification for video games. The campaign to get this new category introduced has been a long one, meeting stiff opposition from various regions throughout Australia. On July 22nd 2011, after years of campaigning, a meeting of attorneys-generals agreed, in principle, to introduce the R18+ rating. New South Wales Attorney-General Greg Smith abstained from the vote, but the federal government chose to override the decision, finally passing the law in June of 2012.

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