ACT to be first to pass R18+ legislation

by Ben Salter Featured 7 Comments 15 Votes 1550 Views 27/03/2012 Back to News

The R18+ legislation still needs to be passed through the Senate before it can be introduced nationally at the start of 2013, but it also needs to pass through each state and territory to ensure it conforms with their individual laws. The ACT should be the first to complete that process.

"The ACT will be the first jurisdiction to progress a bill giving effect to the Commonwealth's decision to implement the R18+ category in Australia," ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell told the ABC.

Mr. Corbell has been a strong supporter of the R18+ video games rating for some time, and believes it will allow for better regulation of games content.

"This is part of a national reform that will allow adult gamers to view R18+ material in the same way that can already be done for film and printed material," he said.

"But at the same time it will also provide protection to parents and children by giving parents better guidance about what material is and is not appropriate for people under the age of 18."

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Canberra is always on board with the cool crap. It just provides a loophole for people that want to buy domestically instead of illegally importing internationally.
So now you travel to Canberra for fireworks and video games.
And marijuana, an ill-advised source told me...

sharpie92 said: Canberra is always on board with the cool crap. It just provides a loophole for people that want to buy domestically instead of illegally importing internationally.



It's not illegal to import RC material here, unless its snuff or CP. Unless you live in WA or the NT. Then you definitely can't.
The states have a general history of working together on stuff like this - hence the council of attorneys-general. so I'm optimistic that this will go through fine in each state.
Canberra will be the first city in Australia to introduce the proposed R18+ rating, piloting the scheme later this week before the certificate finally goes national.

kangle4 said: So now you travel to Canberra for fireworks and video games.



I thought they banned fireworks recently? [Shifty]

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