Today the Attorneys-General will discuss and vote upon the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia. We'll hopefully have word around noon, or early afternoon, on the decision. In the mean time we thought we'd collect all of our R18+ coverage so far, to help you get up to speed on the news over the last month.
The last five weeks have been interesting. There's been a distinct sea-change in how the media has been reporting the R18+ issue but, perhaps more significantly, the Federal Government's turnaround has made us extremely confident that today's SCAG meeting will end with the correct result - the result that makes sense.
It's been an interesting journey to say the least. Thanks for all your support and fingers crossed for today!
We'll be tweeting the story throughout the day with all the details: follow me @Serrels and check out the #R18au hashtag.
READY: General R18+ Are You READY? READY: R18+ Petition Breaks Records READY: R18+ Record Breaking Petition Verified READY: Won't Someone Think Of The Children? READY: The Opposition READY: Will Changes In Government Affect R18+ Final Submission Report: 98.4% In Favour Of An R18+ Rating The Australian Christian Lobby Responds Senator Lundy Tables Record Breaking Petition: Supports R18+ Rating Brendan O' Connor: We're Considering The Pros And Cons Of An R18+ Rating READY: Attorneys-General Consider Their Position READY: Federal Cabinet Supports An R18+ Rating For Video Games Government Study No Conclusive Evidence That Violent Games Affect Children READY: Take A Time Out Two Thirds Of MA15+ Games Are Rated Adult Overseas
READY: Guest Posts READY: Tripod READY: Grow Up Australia READY: Dr Daniel King The Australian Catholic Lobby: R18+ No Game Junglist Speaks Out Against The Australia Christian Lobby Brendan O' Connor Blogs On The R18+ Debate
READY: Features READY: Speak Directly To Your Representatives READY: Writing To Your Representatives An Open Letter: The Attorneys-General A Crusade In Search Of A Crisis: R18 And The Moral Panic READY: We Talk To The Australian Christian Lobby On R18+