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12/12/13: Inside Llewyn Davis classified M upon review
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film Inside Llewyn Davis is classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice 'Frequent coarse language and mature themes'. ... read more


11/12/13: Classification Review announced for the film Rampage
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film Rampage.

Rampage was classified MA 15+ with the consumer advice 'Strong violence' by the Classification Board on 8 September 2009.... read more


10/12/13: Classification Review announced for the film Inside Llewyn Davis
The Classification Review Board (the Review Board) has received an application from the applicant, Roadshow Films to review the classification of the film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Inside Llewyn Davis was classified MA 15+ with the consumer advice 'Strong coarse language' by the Classification Board on 2 December 2013... read more


5/12/13: American Hustle classified M upon review
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film American Hustle is classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice 'Frequent coarse language'. ... read more


4/12/13: Classification Review announced for the film 'American Hustle'
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film American Hustle.

American Hustle was classified MA 15+ with the consumer advice 'Strong coarse language' by the Classification Board on 2 December 2013... read more


7/11/13: Classification review announced for 12 games
The Classification Review Board has received applications to review the computer games Killer is Dead, Alien Rage, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, Deadly Premonition the Director's Cut, Company of Heroes 2, God Mode, Borderlands 2: Add-on Content Pack, Fuse, Deadpool, The Walking Dead, Gears of War: Judgment, and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct... read more


5/11/13: Serial classification of Australian Penthouse not revoked by Classification Review Board
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously decided to not revoke the serial classification of the publication, Australian Penthouse (declaration number 25640)... read more


23/10/13: ACMA INV-0000-3781 Refused Classification by the Classification Review Board
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the item, ACMA INV-0000-3781 is classified RC Refused Classification... read more


18/10/13: Classification review announced for the review of the Australian Communication Media Authority decision INV-0000-3781
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review a decision of the Board in relation to content referred by the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA)... read more


8/10/13: Classification review announced for the revocation of the serial classification of the publication, 'Australian Penthouse'
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the revocation of the serial classification of the publication, Australian Penthouse...read more


29/7/13: New Deputy Director of the Classification Board
Minister for Justice Jason Clare today announced that Ms Margaret Anderson would be appointed Deputy Director of the Classification Board... read more


29/7/13: 'Saints Row IV' Refused Classification by the Classification Review Board
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game Saints Row IV is classified Refused Classification... read more


22/7/13: 'Classification review announced for the computer game 'Saints Row IV' 
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the computer game Saints Row IV... read more


25/6/13: 'Saints Row IV' first computer game Refused Classification
The Acting Director of the Classification Board, Mr Donald McDonald announced today that Saints Row IV was the first computer game in Australia to be Refused Classification under the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games that commenced on 1 January 2013. ... read more


20/6/13: 'Behind the Candelabra' classified M upon review 
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has determined that the film Behind the Candelabra is classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice 'Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes'. ... read more


11/6/13: Classification review announced for the film 'Behind the Candelabra'
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film Behind the Candelabra... read more


2/4/13: New classification information sheet for consumers
The Australian public relies on classifications to make choices about entertainment products and to decide what is suitable for those in their care to watch or play... read more


11/1/13: 'Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge' first R 18+ computer game in Australia
The Director of the Classification Board, Ms Lesley O'Brien announced today that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge was the first computer game in Australia to be classified R 18+ in the newly created adult category.... read more


1/1/13: R 18+ classification for computer games starts 1 January  
New computer games classification legislation starts today!... read more


17/12/12: Christmas and New Year closure 
The Classification Board, Classification Review Board and Classification Branch will be closed from 25 December 2012 to 1 January 2013 inclusive... read more


11/12/12: New classification information sheet for consumers
The Australian public relies on classifications to make choices about entertainment products and to decide what is suitable for those in their care to watch or play... read more


10/12/12: R 18+ computer games information products developed for industry
A range of information products have been developed to assist retailers in preparation of R18+ for computer games on 1 January 2013. ... read more


7/12/12: New Director of the Classification Board
Minister for Justice Jason Clare today announced that Ms Lesley O'Brien would be appointed Director of the Classification Board. ... read more
1/11/12: New look Classification website
Welcome to the new Classification Website.
The new-look website has been designed with people who will use the site in mind... read more

13/9/12: New guidelines for the classification of computer games
Following the July 2011 meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), Ministers agreed to the separation of the existing combined Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games to create ... read more


6/7/12: R 18+ for computer games legislation receives Royal Assent
On 6 July 2012, the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012 (the Bill) received Royal Assent... read more

20/4/12: Introduction of R18+ for computer games
On 19 March 2012, the House of Representatives passed the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012... read more


20/4/12: Mobile and online computer games Bill passes the House of Representatives
On 2 November 2011, the House of Representatives passed the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011. The Bill will commence once the Senate passes it... read more


20/4/12: Review of the National Classification Scheme - final report released
On 1 March 2012, the final report of the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) review of the National Classification Scheme was tabled in Parliament. Developments in technology, media convergence and the global availability of media content informed the review... read more


4/11/11: Release of draft guidelines for the classification of computer games
Before the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games were considered at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General on 22 July 2011, an online survey on this website sought views on the introduction of an R 18+ category for computer games... read more