No plans for R18+ rating for games in Australia: Labor

Games classification -- particularly the lack of an R18+ rating -- has long been a hot topic for gamers in Australia. With a federal election just around the corner, some gamers had hopes that a possible change in government could also result in a change in ratings, but that now seems unlikely with the federal Labor Party stating it has no desire to introduce an R18+ rating should it come into power on November 24.

"While I understand that many in the community desire the addition of an R18+ rating for video games, the Federal Labor Party does not believe that there are any fundamental problems with the functioning of the Classification system in Australia and, as such, we do not currently have any proposals to work with state governments to introduce such additional ratings for video games," Labor Party shadow attorney general Joe Ludwig said.

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