This draft response to the public consultation on the introduction of an R18+ for computer games sets out the arguments in favour of including an adults only classification.
The public consultation on the introduction of an R18+ for computer games closes at the end of the month. Jessi Citizen, on behalf of Electronic Frontiers Australia and in conjunction with Ausgamers, has prepared a draft response to the consultation that sets out their understanding of the issues and their arguments.
In the spirit of community involvement, Electronic Frontiers Australia are opening this draft paper for public comment. You can see (and edit) the paper on Google docs. Please provide us with your comments and suggestions on this paper. In addition to the draft document, EFA also have some research that we conducted (thanks to Julian Merlo and Matt Postle) that details comparative ratings for games in 2009 worldwide (showing that over half of the games that were rated as MA15+ here were given adult ratings by all five comparative jurisdictions overseas.).
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