The changes Bethesda made for Australia, however, seem to have been carried worldwide. According to several blurbs, Bethesda has commented that there will be no difference between the North America, UK or Australian versions of the game. They also assert that the changes are minor, and are only in labeling, with nothing being changed in the actual game mechanics.
A name substitution is a small thing, yes, but it is also a starting point. If one game company makes a change to a game worldwide because of one government's opinion, doesn't it stand to reason that other game makers might follow suit with bigger changes?