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Act No. 103 of 2012 as made
An Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, and for related purposes
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Originating Bill: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012
Registered 10 Jul 2012
Date of Assent 06 Jul 2012
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Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Act 2012

 

No. 103, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—R 18+ category for computer games                                             3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         3

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995               3

Part 2—Consequential amendment                                                                        4

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                               4

 


 

 

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Act 2012

No. 103, 2012

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, and for related purposes

[Assented to 6 July 2012]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Act 2012.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 January 2013.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1R 18+ category for computer games

Part 1Main amendments

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

1  Subsection 7(3)

After:

MA 15+ Mature Accompanied

insert:

R 18+ Restricted

2  Paragraph 20(1)(b)

Omit “or MA 15+”, substitute “, MA 15+ or R 18+”.

3  Subsection 42(5) (paragraph (c) of the definition of restricted decision)

After “MA 15+”, insert “, R 18+”.

4  Application of amendments

The amendments to the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 made by this Part apply in relation to:

                     (a)  a decision of the Board; and

                     (b)  a decision of the Review Board;

that is made on or after the day this Schedule commences (including a decision in relation to an application that was made before that day).


 

Part 2Consequential amendment

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

5  Subclause 30(4) of Schedule 7 (paragraph (b) of the definition of restricted classification)

After “MA 15+”, insert “, R 18+”.

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 15 February 2012

Senate on 20 March 2012]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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