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The Classification Board will review We Happy Few classification refusal

The Classification Board will review We Happy Few classification refusal

Late last month Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few was refused classification with board citing the widespread use of the games in game drug, ‘Joy’.

Yesterday, following an application to review the classification, the board announced they will meet on July 3 to review the initial decision. The Classification Review Board decision will replace the initial decision.

In the announcement, the Classification Board has advised that, “If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board.” Submissions for this will close this Friday, 29 June.

You can read the full announcement below.

The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the computer game We Happy Few. We Happy Few was refused classification by the Classification Board on 21 May 2018. The Classification Review Board will meet on 3 July 2018 to consider the application. The decision and reasons will later be published on www.classification.gov.au.

If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board. The names of interested parties will be disclosed in the Review Board’s final decision report, unless requested otherwise. The closing date to lodge your application for standing as an interested party and any submissions is 29 June 2018. Please note that the Review Board can only consider submissions about We Happy Few itself and not any other matters relating to computer game classification policy or issues generally.

Submissions should be emailed to crb@classification.gov.au or sent to:

The Convenor
Classification Review Board
Locked Bag 3
HAYMARKET NSW 1240

The Classification Review Board is an independent merits review body. It makes a fresh classification decision upon receipt of an application for review. The Classification Review Board decision takes the place of the original decision made by the Classification Board.

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