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Old 11-22-2009, 04:11 AM   #1
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Australian state Queensland pushes for R18+ for games

Pretty awesome. They're trying to bypass that moron Atkinson into getting part of Australia an R18 classification for games. He cant do shit with this sort of move. Anyone from queensland go and sign the petition that the Governor General of your state has set up. They're all sick of Atkinson lol

A Queensland state government petition went online a couple of days ago, calling on the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland to, in the petitions words:

" ...request the House that [the Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995] be amended to permit computer games to receive the R18+ classification when they have been refused classification under the Commonwealth Act."

Nice bloody work the Hon Kate Jones MP, who has sponsored the bill.

Now, this is only open to Queensland residents, but I know we've got a lot of Atomicans up in cane toad country, so here's your call to arms. Sign. Sign, and show those in power that gamers have a fair and reasoned voice, that we want laws in line with modern gaming, and that we will continue to fight for this freedom.
Petition link. Obviously need to have a QLD address etc.

Someone emailed Atkinson about this news piece and this was his reply.

"In Australia there is merit in a national classification scheme that requires unanimity between jurisdictions. State and Territory borders are incapable of restricting media to jurisdictions: once games classifird R18+ are available in one State they will be readily available in others. It will be no different from visitors to the Australian Capital Territory taking home explicit pornography, which they could not purchase in their own State. With people travelling so readily between States and Territories, a State-based classification coding system would be unworkable and useless. If Victoria introduced an R18+ classification and South Australia did not, we could not prevent R18+ games coming into this State."
Basically his view is fucked off out of the country if QLD pass this or another state follows and passes it instead. Finally we might be getting something. Fingers crossed.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
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I didn't know Australia has several different states each with it's own legislative and executive authority. That's sound like a federal system. I thought it supposed to be more like Britain than United states. fail.

King > president. I feel it is inappropriate for some president elected by the people to be treated in bar with an actual king who ruled based on his own well. Kings are simply superior in so many ways.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Good news, hopefully you will get there in the end.
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About time.
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