harlequinn writes ""New South Wales has pledged its support for an R18+ rating for video games, paving the way for the Federal Government to begin drafting the legislation to introduce the new classification.""Link to Original Source
harlequinn writes "Optus are offering the iPhone 3G in Australia with no contract for $729(aus) for the 8GB model and $849 for the 16GB model. The phones are locked to the Optus network and to unlock them from Optus costs an extra $80. While owning the phone outright may be exciting, the pre-paid and post-paid pricing models are not. The data cost for all pre-paid plans is 2.2c/KB for weekdays and 1.1c/KB for weekends, so $100 will buy you just over a whopping 4.5MB on a given weekday. The only way to get any decent amount of data is to buy $100 credit upfront which gives you an automatic 1GB of data. The post-paid plans are not any better. To get 1GB of data you need to sign up to the $149 a month cap plan or the $99 "yes" plan. Both feature excess data rates of 35c/MB. All post-paid plans include massive early exit fees. Both upload and download is counted towards the data limit. Check it out at http://www.optusiphone.com.au/home.aspx"