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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

R18+ classification for computer games

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the Australian Government public consultation on adoption of an R18+ classification category for computer games within the Australian National Classification Scheme. Expresses concern that classification will lead to wider accessibility to R18+ computer games in Australia. This may serve to perpetuate violence-supportive attitudes within the community, and desensitise gamers to the impact and consequences of violence, the objectification of women and violence against women.

Submitted to: Australia. Attorney-General’s Department. Further information on the consultation can be found here.

Submission_R18plus_computer_games.pdf (22.17KB)

Reference:
An R18+ classification for computer games: submission / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, Feburary 2010.