Progress on the R18+ rating front overnight, and it’s worth getting excited about. Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare announced last night that the legislation for an R18+ rating for video games had passed the Parliament successfully.
Mark over at Kotaku writes that the states now have to implement complimentary legislation in their respective parliaments. If that’s wholly successful, we can expect our first R18+ ratings in Australia by January 1, 2013. It’s a wonder anything gets done, as Jason Clare himself noted saying that the legislation was “over 10 years in the making”. And not a moment too soon, Minister. [Kotaku Australia]