There is widespread support amongst both Australian voters and politicians for the introduction of an adults-only rating for video games. Oh, and Catholic bishops, too!
The Aussie government has released some preliminary findings from its look at introducing an R18+ rating, and amongst the support is this, indicating the backing of the Catholic bigmen:
The Australian Catholic Bishops (ACB) state that their preferred position is that R 18+ material would not be available in Australia. However, as material is currently available despite its illegality, it would be preferable to introduce an R18+ classification category for computer games so that access to such material, particularly by children, can be restricted.
Granted, it’s not a wholehearted endorsement, given their preference for no adult content, but a realistic resignation is still a tick in the “support” column!
Australian Catholic Bishops support R18+ rating [Gamepron]