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Roland Kulen
18 Feb, 2012

R18+ Legislation

PALGN Feature | R18+ Legislation
According to iTWire, "Attorney General Nicola Roxon has confirmed that previously banned games that would have been rated R18+ will now be able to be released, under the new legislation".

PALGN never strayed from the position that an R18+ rating is about helping parents in understanding which games are suitable for over 18s and which games are not.

Mark Serrels, editor of Kotaku Australia, says "an R18+ category has been a long time coming. We need an R18+ rating so parents are aware of what games are suitable for children and what games aren't".

The PALGN community lead the R18+ charge, so while the raging political debate in Canberra continues, it’s disappointing to hear that the coalition's move to send the legislation to an inquiry will mean the change is even further delayed.

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23 Comments
2 years ago
Riveting article there Roland...
2 years ago
Is this one of the new writers?
2 years ago
Yeah, if actual research was done, the article would have stated about 30% of all introduced laws go to an inquiry, so that's fairly standard parliamentary stuff. Inquiries are also not a particularly long thing.

And also if research was done rather than quoting other websites, you'd know that material that has been appealed and reclassified as refused classification will never see the light of day in Australia unless they introduce a special clause to the law for material classified before the introduction of new ratings. The articles quoted do not make that clear in any way, shape, or form, and would have benefited from contacting the Attorney General's office.

Just sayin'.
2 years ago
But Goober, adding "Journalist" to Roland's resume isn't going to write itself.
2 years ago
Credit where credit's due, Roland, this is the one thing you have done well at PalGN. Thanks for your work on the campaign.

Doesn't excuse all the other stuff, of course.
2 years ago
sobriquet835 wrote
Credit where credit's due, Roland, this is the one thing you have done well at PalGN. Thanks for your work on the campaign.

Doesn't excuse all the other stuff, of course.
jermy more or less did all the work in kick starting the campgin from what i gather roland didnt relly do much ...
2 years ago
"The PALGN community lead the R18+ charge..."

Is there even a community any more? Isn't it just a touch self-serving to describe one person (i.e. yourself) as a community, especially at a time when so many people in the broader community actually question your credibility and integrity? Doesn't this effectively serve as grandstanding for a cause that is bigger than one person and more important than rebuilding your reputation?

Wouldn't you be better off keeping a low profile rather than establishing yourself as the spearhead and giving detractors/undecided supporters of the legislation any excuse for choosing a more conservative approach?

In short, could you please just keep quiet? As a gamer and a member of an actual community, I don't want you representing me or claiming to speak on my behalf.
2 years ago
THEMAN wrote
lmao. a 2 post count poster saying the above. right
Who fucking cares? He could have more of an insight to this whole situation than you do, and at least his post is more fucking worthy of being here than half of your trolling posts.
2 years ago
GooberMan wrote
Yeah, if actual research was done, the article would have stated about 30% of all introduced laws go to an inquiry, so that's fairly standard parliamentary stuff. Inquiries are also not a particularly long thing.
Goober Man should be the new writer then, lol.
2 years ago
GON writers are paid.
2 years ago
Guess that makes your post advice to Roland then.
2 years ago
A13x wrote
GON writers are paid.
As owner, Roland would be getting the advertising revenue from the site and therefore is paid too.
2 years ago
Oh man! Does this mean that we'll be allowed to by Mortal Kombat (2011) some time this/next year?
2 years ago
What's stopping you know?

GameTraders sells it.
2 years ago
no, unless they install some sort of new appeal structure, but you'd probably find most RC games would remain RC even if they could appeal again....and most just wouldn't anyway.
2 years ago
I think I should confess I didn't read anything in this thread, just Plussed each post THEMAN negged.
2 years ago
Wow.
2 years ago
Here's the history of EveryonePlays (courtesy of the Wayback machine given it seems to have been edited out):

http://web.archive.org/web/20090324003232/http://everyoneplays.org.au/blog
2 years ago
From my side, good summary of my involvement with the R18+ campaign.

http://everyoneplays.org.au/blog
2 years ago
Roland wrote
From my side, good summary of my involvement with the R18+ campaign.

http://everyoneplays.org.au/blog
2 years ago
Why does the blog simply end at 11/24/2010? It should have followed the bill and progression through Parliament.

It is kind of funny that the site still urges you to sign a petition though ;D
2 years ago
Probably some click-per-$ thingy I'd imagine.
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