Australian Classification Board: Stop censoring our entertainment

Australian Classification Board: Stop censoring our entertainment

    1. Max Gettler
    2. Petition by

      Max Gettler

      Melbourne, Australia

After the games Saints Row IV and State of Decay were recently modified to meet the Australian classification guidelines, it is obvious that us Australians are still having our entertainment censored. This is because of the Australian Classification Board's flawed guidelines of what mature content in films or video games Australians should be allowed to have access to. More recent examples of entertainment censorship in Australia include the censoring of the movies I Want Your Love, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and A Serbian Film, to name a few. Why is the Australian Classification Board still restricting mature content from adults and what are they protecting them from?

Please sign this petition as a way to encourage the Australian Classification Board to review our flawed classification system, as well as encourage them to reconsider what content in entertainment should be restricted from the Australian public.

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 Image courtesy to The Age.


Please review the classification system. It does not make sense for the Australian Classification Board to restrict mature content from adults. After all, what will restricting such content - that is allowed to be accessed in other developed democracies around the world - protect adults from?

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. 'Saints Row IV' and 'State of Decay' modified for Australians

      Max Gettler
      Petition Organiser

      Recently the games 'Saints Row IV' and 'State of Decay' are no longer banned in Australia. However, the Australian Classification Board released the censored versions of these games in order to meet their classification guidelines.

      Why are they still censoring content from mature adults and what are they protecting them from?

      Share this petition to help bring an end to Australia's flawed censorship system.

    3. Reached 5 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Farnden AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      Censorship of legitimate entertainment is nonsensical to all definitions, especially when we have R18 rating easily available to be thrown at anything which would otherwise be banned.

    • daniel bell BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      R rated game are for adults. just like alcohols is sold for people over the age of 18. stop treating adults like, they are kids, game company should enforce age restriction. r rate should depend on the adults opinion on what his or her define, what is acceptable on his or her viewing. let the adults have there own opinion what is tolerated in there household

    • Ethan Jakupec AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Because videogames are works of art that lesser beings cannot comprehend.

    • Jackson Garner AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Because I'm an adult. What's the point of giving us an R18+ rating if it's still being censored. R18+ games are for adults and the government has no right to decide what content is or is not appropriate for me to view.

    • cody morgan AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      im a gamer


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