South Australian Attorney-General John Rau says that he will support a measure that introduces the R18+ classification for games in the region, and replaces the MA15+ rating. Under Rau’s new version of video games classification system, the ratings would be "G," "PG," "M" and "R18+." M15+ would be completely eliminated. Rau hopes that his new system will be adopted by all of Australia, but he’s certainly willing for his region to "go it alone."
"At the moment, the MA15+ classification is like a crossover point between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable," Rau said to ABC News. "We want that to be a very clear gap. We will have a new classification R18+ and the MA15+ will disappear."
The one problem with changing MA15+ to R18+ is that it does not allow for game currently denied classification a chance to be reviewed again. Nevertheless, it is a step in the right direction – at least for part of the country.