Explicit video games to be banned

Title:
Explicit video games to be banned
NFSA ID:
243793
Year:
1993
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

This TEN Eyewitness News item from 1993 announces that, following community concerns, video games with explicit violence and sex are to be banned.

State and federal governments have joined to ban 'extreme' games for sale in Australia while the remainder will be classified in a similar manner to films.

The new classification system came into force in 1994, though the R18+ adult rating was not added until 2012 and began operation from 1 January 2013.

Until then, games that would have been classified R18+ were refused classification and effectively banned in Australia.

Broadcaster:
Network Ten