Australia MA15+ classification gets the greenlight

Australia MA15+ classification gets the greenlight
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 18th 2012 at 11:12AM

John Rau performs U-turn after latest game ratings guidelines released

Australia’s Attorney General has given the greenlight to both MA15+ and R18+ classifications for games.

As reported by Indaily, John Rau has made a U-turn on his previous decision to abolish the MA15+ classification in South Australia when the new 18-rated game rating was brought in.

The Attorney General said that the recently released guidelines were stringent enough and different from the original report that he had no problem ratifying all game ratings.

“The new MA15+ classification is now so different to the previous one that I no longer see an issue with it,” Rau said.

“I will, however, keep a watching brief on MA15+ games. The guidelines include much tighter requirements for every level of classifications – in particular, what constitutes MA15+.”

The new R18+ classification and new guidelines are set to be introduced in Australia from January 1st next year.