Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "At the start of this year, the Australian Classification Board hailed in a reform of the system that was supposed to allow a fairer approach to video game ratings.
Six months later, it’s business as usual. Video games are still being banned despite the allowance for an adult rating.
The much sought-after “R” rating for video games was brought in on January 1, 2013 and instantly allowed adult-orientated games to be classified in Australia. Prior to that date, any game considered unsuitable for a 15-year old to play was refused classification and banned from importing into the country. Had a gamer been caught trying to buy the banned game from an international store, the game would be seized by customs and the “criminal” charged up to AU$100,000 for his attempt.
Nothing has changed."