Australia's Classification Review Board to Merge With Three Other Review Tribunals

May 14, 2014 - Andrew Eisen

Hey, remember that scene in the movie "Dave" where Kevin Kline's character tries to balance the budget by getting rid of a bunch of redundant or useless government programs?

Australia seems to be trying something similar.

According to The ABC, on top of 40 government bodies already slated for closure, a further 36 will be abolished with many other organizations set to be merged in order to save nearly $500 million.

What's that have to do with GamePolitics?  Well, the Classification Review Board (they're the ones who rate media such as video games and movies) is going to be merged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT).

So now the review of media, State and Federal government decisions, and visa applications (both non-protection (MRT) and protection visas (RRT)) will be handled by the same organization.

Source: The ABC via PC Authority

Thanks to Cheater87 for the link!

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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Re: Australia's Classification Review Board to Merge With ...

Oh, totally makes sense.

PS. This 'merge' sounds disgusting. Should get at least an M rating.

Re: Australia's Classification Review Board to Merge With ...

"I don't want to tell some 8 year old kid that he has to sleep in the street, so that somebody can feel better about a car that they've already bought!  Do you want to tell them that?"

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