Queensland can help us get an R18+!
Grow up Australia has just become aware of an E-Petition currently accepting signatures on the Queensland Parliament website. This is an official petition that is sponsored by a Member of Parliament, The Honourable Kate Jones Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability.
If you support the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games and live in Queensland you must sign this petition! If you know someone who lives in Queensland who can sign this Petition send them this link: http://bit.ly/R18GAMES
If Queensland introduces an R18+ rating for computer games there is good reason to believe that the nation will follow. In the letter we received from Michael Atkinson he stated that:
In Australia there is merit in a national classification scheme that requires unanimity between jurisdictions. State and Territory boarders are incapable of restricting media to jurisdiction: once games classified R18+ are available in one State they will be readily available in others.
In Queensland computer games are regulated by two Acts:
- The Federal Act: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
- A State Act: Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995
A small adjustment in the State Act could mean that computer games refused classification under the Federal Act would then be able to be Classified R18+ under the State Act. This would make those games legally available in Queensland.
Please fill out our petition and short survey as well: http://bit.ly/r18-4-aus