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Automated classification system headed to Australia

New system for mobile and online games

Mobile and online games will be subject to an automated classification system under proposed changes to Australia's law.


In a statement on Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare's website, a series of proposed reforms to the national classification system were listed. These include "automated classification decision making systems" for mobile and online games, as well as new rules that will allow modifications to computer games without further classification.

Elsewhere, its recommended that 2D and 3D versions of the same game should not require to be classified twice.

The reforms were presented to the Standing Council on Law and Justice in Darwin last Wednesday, with all State and Territory ministers agreeing to the amendments.

The news follows the implementation of an R18+ classification in most Australian states on January 1. The state of Queensland implemented the rating a month later.