The Australian government wants your contribution to the R18+ rating issue, but you only have a few days left. The chance to offer your say runs out on June 22.
The Government is looking to collect the feedback of the Australian public, but you need to be quick because on Wednesday June 22 2011 the survey will close and the results will be provided to the government for the July SCAG meeting. Federal Atterny-General and Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, has been an advocate for the change to the Australian classification guidelines and in a recent interview with the ABC said ‘”I’ll be seeking advice about how we move forward on this issue because we cannot afford to leave it like it is,” claimed O’Connor. “It’s not fair on adults in this country, the tens and tens of thousands who play video games. It’s not fair for parents who are concerned about what their children access.’
Mr. O’Connor went on to say “It’s been on the Attorneys General agenda now since 2002,” stated O’Connor. “We’re coming up to ten years of inaction. It’s about time now thegovernments realise that we cannot afford to leave the classification level as it is.
“I believe we’re becoming the laughing stock of the developed world, where we’re the only country that doesn’t have R18 classification level for video games. We’re the only country that allows tens and tens of games to be used by minors that are only used by adults. I think it’s now time for the Attorneys General of each jurisdiction to come together, reach an agreement in July, so we can move forward with a reformed and improved classification system.”
To read over the preposed guideline changes, check out the article here.
It’s all we can do at this stage to help show our support for the attempts of Mr. O’Connor and sign the survey. Click the link here
or below, to go to the survey and bolster the numbers. You only have a few days left.