Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

January 18, 2010 -

Gamers 4 Croydon, the political party formed with the express purpose of ousting Michael Atkinson, is just about ready to unveil the candidate it will run against the South Australian Attorney General incumbent.

IGN Australia recently interviewed the party’s founder David Doe (pictured), and its registered officer Chris Prior.

Doe responding to the question of whether or not his party has a candidate:

Like the major candidates, we have a caucus vote in place – if we have more applicants for candidacy, then we've got more electorates we're applying for. We've been through our candidate selection process this week, and we'll be announcing all of our candidates in all of our electorates in the following weeks.

Prior in response to a question about what policies Gamers 4 Croydon will be advocating (outside of pushing for an R18+ videogames rating):

Well, we've got on a more federal scale, the mandatory filtering of the internet in Australia. We have to have a policy on that, because it's basically the same thing – it's about censorship, it's about people over-stretching the bounds, and basically trying to enforce their beliefs and put them on other people.

Doe and Prior were also queried on their thoughts about new laws affecting how R18+ rated DVDs are displayed:

Doe: I haven't read them line by line, but they seem like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction.

Prior: Yes, it's definitely a knee-jerk reaction. The intent is reasonable but the implementation has gone a bit too far.


|Image from IGN|


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Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

Since Atkinson is limiting a lot of hobbies/entertainment to the people in Australia, it really makes me wonder if he getting away w/being able to have his entertainment & hobbies, while limiting others'. If he is like any other politician out there would, then he needs to be locked up & the key thrown away.

 

 

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Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

 You know what's really painful?  These guys seem to be running a single-issue campaign, and that's not going to win them the election.  You know what else is painful?  When Atkinson wins, he's going to spin it as a referendum on his stance on the ratings system rather than on the fact that these guys are running an inept campaign.

Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

What makes you think these guys are running a single-issue campaign?  Granted, it's the only part of the campaign GP reports on (for obvious reasons) but that's not to suggest it's the only part.  Click the link to the IGN interview for a few more of the issues they're focusing on.

 

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Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

I have to point out that tacking on anti-internet censorship and some climate change issues isn't going to help in a seat like Croydon. All that demographic cares about is fair wages, low taxes/inflation/interest rates, and whether or not their kids are safe. In fact running a (just a couple more than a) single issue party that wants to expose children to violence and pornography (not my view) against the man who puts pedophiles and rapists in jail is an uphill battle.

The only way I see Gamers 4 Croydon gaining any ground is to align themselves with a larger third party, getting a reputable member of the community (maybe someone who didn't run for independent because they couldn't afford campaigning costs) as their candidate and pre-spinning the outcome by saying that they are "ready to serve they're constituency but they will be happy if they can prove that the public agrees with their issues as will be/was demonstrated by the large number of votes against the incumbent AG".

 

Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

I can only think that the campaign will gain further steam in light of recent news.

Re: Gamers 4 Croydon Duo Discuss State of Campaign

"I haven't read them line by line, but they seem like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. "

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Atkinsons "competition".

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