And here it is; the hotly contested R18+ rating (a rough equivalent to the ESRB's M) is finally coming to Australia. Or at least, in the capitol of Canberra... and in legislative form. But hey, progress. Source: The Escapist Even more good news: The article goes on to mention that some games that were previously banned because they didn't fit the MA15+ category could be reintroduced under the new rating. Now of course, this is only one part of the very large countrinent (which is what I will call it from now on) and it's still only legislation. It may not pass, and even if it does, the rest of the nation will still have to contend with the current model. Look on the bright side, though. It's a nice, symbolic step forward, with these politicians stepping forward and demonstrating that they're finally read to tackle the issue. Plus, if this is successful, it could spur similar moves across the rest of Australia. Beyond that, once the R18+ rating is added nationally, us foreigners will have to stop making fun of your rating system and return to the Crocodile Dundee jokes (sorely lacking since the 1980's). So yeah; Australian tempers, keep your fingers crossed.