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Uber: Government's 'Red Tape' Still Gets In The Way Of South Australian Launch

The South Australian Government today announced the legalisation of ride-sharing apps in the state, paving the ways for operators like GoCatch’s GoCar and of course, UberX.

Uber has received the news less than enthusiastically, stating “We will review the detail of the Government’s proposal and decide whether or not we launch uberX in South Australia. We hope the Government will consider the removal of arbitrary red tape, including unnecessary costs or time delays, that would prevent South Australians from being able to access flexible work when they need it.”

South Australian Government Will Change Its Anti-Gaming Ads

Remember those stupid ‘Gambling Starts With Games’ ads that the South Australian government thought were a good idea to curb child gambling? Turns out the SA Government will change them to something less idiotic after the local gaming industry cracked the mega-feels.

Classification Board Upholds MA15+ Ratings After 'Wasteful' Review

Back in November, Attorney-General for South Australia, John Rau, called on the Classification Review Board to reassess how the ratings system was being applied to several high-profile video games on Australian shelves. It was criticised as a huge waste of money, but the Classification Board undertook the review anyway, and now the verdict on said games is in.

South Australia Under Pressure To Remove Stupid Gaming Billboards

Remember those South Australian anti-video gaming ads? We all know they’re stupid, and now they’ve rumbled Australia’s games industry lobby. So much so that the lobby group is now straight-up demanding that they be pulled down.

Why Is South Australia Still Demonising Video Games? [Updated]

You may have seen this ad floating around your social media channels this morning. Just take a second to read it, because if you’re an adult gamer, it will probably see you spit out your corn flakes. What you don’t know about the image is the broader campaign behind it, and the South Australian government appearing to say one thing while doing another, systematically demonising video games and those who play them.

Apple Is Finally Opening An Adelaide Store

South Australians let us all rejoice, for you are finally getting your own Apple Store.

South Australian Police Helicopter Captures Crazy Carjackings, High-Speed Chase

Yesterday Giz reported about the CSIRO, Boeing and Queensland University of Technology researching unmanned UAVs in urban areas. While that sounds all sorts of Sci-Fi, it’d no doubt result in more footage like this jaw-dropping multiple carjacking and high-speed chase captured by a South Australian Police helicopter on Thursday.

South Australia Trialling Car-To-Car Communication Technology

Cars are so packed full of computers these days, it’s a surprise that they haven’t already been programmed to talk to each other to avoid idiot drivers driving them off the road. Well, it turns out the technology exists, and South Australia is trialling the technology for three months.

Can South Australia Go It Alone On The R18+ Games Classification?

It’s been an interesting afternoon in games classifications-land. First off, the South Australian Attorney General John Rau claimed that he’d support an R18+ rating on the proviso that the MA15+ rating was scrapped. Then Gamespot reported that Rau was claiming South Australia would go it alone and launch an R18+ rating regardless of what the Attorneys-General decided at the next SCAG meeting. Turns out that may not actually be the case.

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