South Australian Attorney-General John Rau earlier today placed his support behind R18+, and the elimination of MA15+ but today, speaking to Gamespot, he suggested that South Australia would be putting an adult rating in place regardless of the decision made in the SCAG meeting in July.
"We do this with film now," he said, "the ACT and NT have different legislation when it comes to X-rated films compared to the rest of the country. This already exists and the sky hasn't fallen in. I don't think that it will be a problem if South Australia has a slightly different regime in respect to games than the rest of the nation."
"The next step will depend on what happens in SCAG in July," he continued. "Certainly, in order to implement R18+ for games here in South Australia there will need to be some regulation or possible statutory amendments made but I don't think it will be hard to do this. We just have to wait until the federal position becomes clear."
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If no consensus is reached, could other states follow in South Australia's footsteps?
We're currently checking up on the logistics of this to see if such a move is possible. Stay tuned.