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This instrument amends the National Classification Code (May 2005) to name and broadly describe the classification categories.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 11 Sep 2012
Registered 26 Sep 2012
Tabled HR 09 Oct 2012
Tabled Senate 09 Oct 2012
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

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National Classification Code Amendment Notice 2012 (No. 1)1

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

I, Jason Clare, Minister for Justice, give notice that I, and each participating Minister mentioned in subsection 6 (2) of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, have agreed that the following amendments of the National Classification Code be made on 1 January 2013.

Dated 11 September 2012

Jason Clare


Amendments of National Classification Code commencing on 1 January 2013

  

[1]           Paragraph 1 (a)

substitute

                (a)    adults should be able to read, hear, see and play what they want;

[2]           Clause 4, table

substitute

 

Item

Description of computer game

Classification

1

Computer games that:

(a)        depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified; or

(b)        describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not); or

(c)        promote, incite or instruct in matters of crime or violence

RC

2

Computer games (except RC computer games) that are unsuitable for viewing or playing by a minor

R 18+

3

Computer games (except RC and R 18+ computer games) that depict, express or otherwise deal with sex, violence or coarse language in such a manner as to be unsuitable for viewing or playing by persons under 15

MA 15+

4

Computer games (except RC, R 18+ and MA 15+ computer games) that cannot be recommended for viewing or playing by persons who are under 15

M

5

Computer games (except RC, R 18+, MA 15+ and M computer games) that cannot be recommended for viewing or playing by persons who are under 15 without the guidance of their parents or guardians

PG

6

All other computer games

G


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