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Australia – R18+ Computer Games May Soon Be Regulated Under Proposal By Victorian Government.

18 November, 2012

 

Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – Australia – TMT

 

The Victorian Government is considering introducing new legislation that would regulate the availability of R18+ games in Victoria.

A Bill, which is currently before Parliament, would limit access of R18+ computer games to adults, and would introduce a variety of offences in regards to demonstrating, advertising and selling the games.

The Victorian Bill follows the Federal Government’s move in passing legislation that created R18+ computer games, a new classification, effective from 1 January 2013. The Victorian Bill was well overdue given an adult classification system exists in other States and many other countries, and submissions regarding the proposal received an overwhelming 98% approval rating in 2009. 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Gordon Hughes, Partner, Ashurst

gordon.hughes@ashurst.com 

 

 

 

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