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Rudd’s mandatory ISP filter will be used to censor video games

Asher Moses at The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a spokesperson for Senator Conroy has confirmed that ISP filtering will be used to block access to downloadable games, flash-based web games and sites which sell physical copies of games that do not meet the MA15+ standard, the highest game classification in Australia. Moses writes: This...

Queensland Election: LNP won’t support R18+ game classification

I contacted Queensland’s three major political players this month to find out their position on introducing an R18+ classification for computer games. The results are not surprising. Lawrence Springborg is firm: LNP¬† ‘have have no intention of changing the current laws’. The Borg says ‘Games and films are a matter for the Film and Classification...

EFA launches R18+ game classification campaign

EFA has just launched their new R18+ for games campaign website, R18games.com. An R18+ classification would require the unanimous support of all Attorneys-General, and in the past moves to change the current classification have been blocked on the vote of a single state Attorney-General. EFA is now sponsoring a campaign to have the R18+ classification...

Michael Atkinson responds: R18+ games, bad parents and protecting children

South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is what most people consider a dickhead (and that’s by folks who vote for him). Gamers and anyone opposed to censorship aren’t so kind. They know he’s been blocking an R18+ classification for video games for years. Why? Atkinson swears blue children will be harmed by the introduction of an...