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.
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