R18+ for Games discussion paper to be released

[ Reposted from http://r18games.com/. ]

Jason Hill at The Age Blogs is reporting that the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), at a meeting in Brisbane yesterday, agreed to release the discussion paper about the proposed introduction of an R18+ category for games in Australia.

This is good news. Australian gamers will finally be able to have a say as to whether or not they should be allowed to play content pitched higher than that which is appropriate for a 15-year-old.

EFA will be lodging a submission to SCAG once the discussion paper is released. This time, however, I'm keen to try something different. I'd like to hear from all interested gamers, and I'd like your help in drafting the submission. I want to create an excellent collaborative submission which covers all the issues, including all the latest research. I believe that together, we can all pitch in to create a definitive submission representative of those that this really effects: gamers.

If this is something you think you'd be keen to help with, please comment below or drop me a line at [email protected] We have some time up our sleeve, but it won't hurt to get started early.