The oft-delayed discussion paper regarding an R18+ classification for games has been released here: http://www.ag.gov.au/gamesclassification
The Commonwealth Government has released a discussion paper which briefly summarises the key arguments for and against an R 18+ classification for computer games. Censorship Ministers have considered the issue of an adult classification for computer games on several occasions. However, they have not undertaken public consultation on this issue.
Submissions are being sought on whether the Australian National Classification Scheme should include an R 18+ classification category for computer games. Submissions can be made by downloading and completing the submission template. Submissions may also be mailed or faxed. The discussion paper and submission template contain the contact details for making a submission.
Submissions are invited by close of business 28 February 2010. Submissions received after the due date may not be considered.
Edit by trog: the release includes a bunch of the common explanations about why we should and shouldn't have an R18+ rating, a comparison against other countries, and - most importantly - calls for comments. You can download a simple submission template
with a bunch of questions that you can answer and then send to the AG's office along with any other comments you have. promoted/edited forum item