Published on 25 October 2011.

Issue 10 | 25 October 2011   View original format

New online discussion forum

In August this year, following the close of submissions to the Issues Paper, we hosted a discussion forum on the ALRC website focussing on the 8 draft principles for reform.

We have now opened a new online discussion board, starting with questions relating to ISP responsibilities, time-zone restrictions, restricted access systems and international classification systems.  The forum provides an opportunity to give less formal opinions and engage in public discussion on a few of the issues under consideration.

Visit the discussion forum >>

'Politics of play' – public debate about the classification of games

'Politics of play' is a free public debate organised by the Interactive Media Institute and hosted by Macquarie Uni as part of the university's GAME festival. The debate will look at the issues surrounding the creation of an R18+ classification for video games in Australia and how interactive entertainment is treated compared to other forms of media such as films, as well as the impact of games on society. Participants will also discuss some of the issues raised by the ALRC’s review of the National Classification Scheme. Professor Terry Flew, Commissioner in charge of the Review, will be participating in the roundtable, along with members of the Australian Classification Board and Classification Branch and a range of academics, including Jeffrey Brand from Bond University, who has just released the Digital Australia 12 study into games in Australia.

'Politics of play' takes place on 27 October.  Admission is free. Register your intent to attend >>

See related article: Meet The Man Who Could Revolutionise Game Classification In Australia >>

Submissions in response to the DP

The ALRC will be publishing public submissions on its website. We have received just a few so far, but it is common to receive the bulk of submissions closer to the submission deadline. That said, please keep in mind that the submission date is less than four weeks away.

Make a submission >>