Now that legislation has been passed at a federal level, it’s now up to the individual states and territories to pass their own individual legislation in order to bring an R18+ classification for video games into being. ACT was the first to the post, but it looks as though NSW has just passed their own legislation last night.
This decision comes in the wake of the finalised guidelines, released late last week.
At this stage it’s simply a case of waiting for the remaining states and territories to pass their own legislation, but each Attorney-General has committed to passing said legislation before the end of the year, in order to make an adult classification for video games a reality early in the new year.
We’re in contact, with NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith and should have some sort of statement from him soon.