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|image_flag = Flag of Australia.png
 
|image_flag = Flag of Australia.png
 
|languages_type = [[wp:National language|National Language]]
 
|languages_type = [[wp:National language|National Language]]
|languages = [[wp:English|English]]
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|languages = [[wp:English language|English]]
 
|capital = [[wp:Canberra|Canberra]]
 
|capital = [[wp:Canberra|Canberra]]
 
|largest_city = [[wp:Sydney|Sydney]]
 
|largest_city = [[wp:Sydney|Sydney]]
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|demonym = Australian, Aussie (informal)
 
|demonym = Australian, Aussie (informal)
 
|leader_title1 = [[wp:Prime Minister|Prime Minister]]
 
|leader_title1 = [[wp:Prime Minister|Prime Minister]]
|leader_name1 = [[wp:Julia Gillard|Julia Gillard]]
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|leader_name1 = [[wp:Malcolm Turnbull|Malcolm Turnbull]]
 
|established = 1901
 
|established = 1901
|population_estimate = 22,820,803}}
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|population_estimate = 22,820,803|image_map = Australia.jpg}}
'''[[wp:Australia|Australia]]''' is a country in the southern and eastern hemispheres and is a neighbour (but not a bordering country) to [[New Zealand]], [[wp:Papua New Guinea|Papua New Guinea]], [[wp:East Timor|East Timor]] and [[wp:Indonesia|Indonesia]].
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'''[[wp:Australia|Australia]]''' is a country in the southern and eastern hemispheres and is a neighbour (but not a bordering country) to [[New Zealand]], [[wp:Papua New Guinea|Papua New Guinea]], [[wp:East Timor|East Timor]] and [[wp:Indonesia|Indonesia]]. It is one of the world's largest islands, and also a member of the Commonwealth with New Zealand, [[Canada]] and the [[United Kingdom]].
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The country's [[OFLC]] rates video games in Australia, including the GTA series.
   
The country's [[OFLC]] provides the age classification of all media in the country, including [[Grand Theft Auto]] releases. The majority of the GTA series is rated MA15+ (for "'''M'''ature '''A'''udiences" over the age of 15), however some editions of the games have drawn the RC rating ("Refused Classification"). [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] was famously re-rated after the [[Hot Coffee]] debacle, the OFLC changing its original MA15+ rating to RC. The re-release of San Andreas saw it obtain the MA15+ rating again, after the Hot Coffee material was edited out. [[Rockstar Games]] produced a different version of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] for retail in the Australian/Kiwi market to meet Australian OFLC MA15+ guidelines. This meant there would be no blood pools forming beneath dead bodies, prostitute 'services' are shown from an obscuring angle (and no options are available), and injury decals are not shown on the [[Niko Bellic|protagonist]] or on NPCs when they are wounded. Copies of the game acquired from online retailers (Steam, Gamestop etc.) are the international version of the game, even if downloaded within Australia. The international version of GTA IV was eventually submitted for rating in New Zealand by a retailer, and was passed with an 18+ rating, allowing the uncensored version to be sold there.
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==Australia within the Grand Theft Auto games==
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===3D Universe===
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In the [[3D Universe]], references are made to a war between the [[United States]] and Australia. It is first referenced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] when a caller in [[Chatterbox FM]], [[Colonel James P.]], talks about his experience in the [[Australian-American War]], which [[Lazlow]] claims it did not happen. References appear in later GTA games, usually in [[Ammu-Nation]] commercials and radio advertisements. It can be presumed that Australia lost the war because the San Andreas Ammu-Nation radio promotions mention weapons "from when we whooped Australia's ass." Also in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], a [[WCTR]] news report says that the government blames the earthquake that was said to be the reason of the closing of the bridges connecting [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]], and [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] together were caused by Australians, which scientists claim is not true.
   
Media that receive a "Refused Classification" rating are banned from sale; it is particularly easy for games to receive this rating, as there is no 18+ classification for games in the counrty. Games which do receive this rating must be edited to meet MA15+ standards to obtain an Australian release.
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===HD Universe===
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The [[HD Universe]] continue the references to the Australian-American War. A commercial for [[Babiesovernight.com|Babies Overnight adoption service]] mentions "...an Australian baby, which loves to play war but always loses." On the website "[[Ilovetoblow.org|www.ilovetoblow.org]]." If the war was really still going on in GTA IV, then that would mean (because of it being first referenced in [[1992]], the setting of GTA: San Andreas), that it has or did go on for at least 16 years, being far longer than [[wp:World War 1|World War 1]] or [[wp:World War 2|World War 2]]. However, the [[3D Universe]] is not canon with the HD Universe.
   
Note that the OFLC do not decide ratings policy, but merely enforce it -- changes to the classification system, such as providing an 18+ rating for games, must be authorised with a unanimous vote from every state attorney-general. The Attorney- General [http://www.agd.sa.gov.au/about_us/ministers.php Michael Atkinson] of [[wp:South Australia|South Australia]] is the lone opposing vote regarding an 18+ rating for video games.
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[[Brendan Darcy]], a character in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' and the captain of the [[Online Protagonist]]'s [[Galaxy Super Yacht]], is Australian. [[Cheval]] appears to be an Australian car manufacturer.
   
In 2010 Micheal Atkinson stepped down from his seat as Attorney General and the R18+ rating was immediately put up for vote. All other Attorney General's voted yes for the rating except Greg Smith who abstained until a few weeks later. The law has since been passed and was implemented on January 1 2013 with the first game to be rated R Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for Wii U. Grand Theft Auto V is expected to be R18+ in the country which will prevent minors from purchasing it.
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==Trivia==
==Australia within the Grand Theft Auto games==
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*The [[Angels Of Death]] MC are known to have chapters in Australia.
===GTA III Era===
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*[[The San Andreas Flight School Update]] added an Australia [[Parachute|Chute Bag]] in GTA V.
In the [[GTA III Era]] games, references are made to a war between the [[United States]] and Australia. It is first referenced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] when a caller in [[Chatterbox FM]], [[Colonel James P.]], talks about his experience in the [[Australian-American War]], which [[Lazlow]] claims it did not happen. References appear in later GTA games, usually in [[Ammu-Nation]] commercials and radio advertisements. It can be presumed that Australia lost the war because the San Andreas Ammu-Nation radio promotions mention weapons "from when we whooped Australia's ass." Also in [[GTA San Andreas]], a [[WCTR]] news report says that the government blames the earthquake that was said to be the reason of the closing of the bridges connecting [[Los Santos]], [[San Fierro]], and [[Las Venturas]] together were caused by Australians, which scientists claim is not true.
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*In GTA Online, [[GTA Online Protagonist|players]] can customize their [[Galaxy Super Yacht|Yachts]] with an Australian flag ([[Grand Theft Auto V#Enhanced and PC Versions|Enhanced version]] only).
   
===GTA IV Era===
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The [[GTA IV Era]] games continue the references to the Australian-American War. A commercial for Babies Overnight adoption service mentions "...an Australian baby, which loves to play war but always loses." On the website "[[Ilovetoblow.org|www.ilovetoblow.org]]." If the war was really still going on in GTA IV, then that would mean (because of it being first referenced in [[1992]], the setting of GTA: San Andreas), that it has or did go on for at least 16 years, being far longer than [[wp:World War 1|World War 1]] or [[wp:World War 2|World War 2]]. However, the Grand Theft Auto III era is not canon with the Grand Theft Auto IV era.
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{{Countries}}
 
==Trivia==
 
*The Angels of Death MC are known to have chapters in Australia.
 
 
[[Category: Countries]]
 
[[Category: Countries]]

Latest revision as of 09:26, April 14, 2016

Commonwealth of Australia
Flag of Australia.png
AnthemAdvance Australia Fair
Australia.jpg
CapitalCanberra
Largest city Sydney
National Language English
Demonym Australian, Aussie (informal)
Government
 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Establishment 1901
Population
 -   estimate 22,820,803 
Currency Australian dollar

Australia is a country in the southern and eastern hemispheres and is a neighbour (but not a bordering country) to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Indonesia. It is one of the world's largest islands, and also a member of the Commonwealth with New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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The country's OFLC rates video games in Australia, including the GTA series.

Australia within the Grand Theft Auto gamesEdit

3D UniverseEdit

In the 3D Universe, references are made to a war between the United States and Australia. It is first referenced in Grand Theft Auto III when a caller in Chatterbox FM, Colonel James P., talks about his experience in the Australian-American War, which Lazlow claims it did not happen. References appear in later GTA games, usually in Ammu-Nation commercials and radio advertisements. It can be presumed that Australia lost the war because the San Andreas Ammu-Nation radio promotions mention weapons "from when we whooped Australia's ass." Also in GTA San Andreas, a WCTR news report says that the government blames the earthquake that was said to be the reason of the closing of the bridges connecting Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas together were caused by Australians, which scientists claim is not true.

HD UniverseEdit

The HD Universe continue the references to the Australian-American War. A commercial for Babies Overnight adoption service mentions "...an Australian baby, which loves to play war but always loses." On the website "www.ilovetoblow.org." If the war was really still going on in GTA IV, then that would mean (because of it being first referenced in 1992, the setting of GTA: San Andreas), that it has or did go on for at least 16 years, being far longer than World War 1 or World War 2. However, the 3D Universe is not canon with the HD Universe.

Brendan Darcy, a character in Grand Theft Auto Online and the captain of the Online Protagonist's Galaxy Super Yacht, is Australian. Cheval appears to be an Australian car manufacturer.

TriviaEdit

NavigationEdit

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