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South Australia Becomes The Latest State To Pass R18+ Legislation, Victoria On Its Way

Well, scratch off another one. Slowly but surely, each state and territory is in the process of passing its own legislation in time for the introduction of R18+ in 2013 — South Australia is the latest state to pass.

“This is likely to lower the risk of games that contain high levels of violence being available to minors,” said South Australia’s John Rau, who had previously had issues with the very existence of the MA15+ category, and initially petition for its removal.

Victoria also made a step forward in its own legislation, with its own legislation having made it through the Legislative Assembly to the Legislative Council.

Hopefully all states will have their own legislation in place in time for January 1.

SA Parliament passes legislation to allow R-rated video games to be sold from January [Adelaide Now]