Victoria Elections May Hamper R18 Fight

November 29, 2010 -

Kotaku Australia rightly points out that, in the aftermath of elections in Victoria, the region is probably going to have a Liberal Government. This means that the most vocal advocate of an R18 ratings system for Australia, Attorney General Rob Hulls, will most likely be replaced by someone who either is opposed to video games ratings, or simply does not care.

Kotaku also points out that it only takes one powerful person in the government to take an issue from full speed ahead to dead-stop and that most of the current or new AG's simply don't care all that much for the issue.

Like America, financial worries, and international tumult are overshadowing the issues related to video games.

Read the whole thing here. There are some other interesting issues at play thanks to the sea change brought on by the national election. Thanks to Ryan O'Meara for the tip.

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Re: Victoria Elections May Hamper R18 Fight

That's bad. Throughout the entire California election last November, we didn't here one word in mainstream newspress about the SCOTUS amicus briefs. Not a whisper, outside our favorite sources (GP, ECA.com, etc) about Schwarzenegger vs. EMA., the bill, or games.

If it's tough for the US, just think about how it's going to be in AU.

Re: Victoria Elections May Hamper R18 Fight

I heard that some news stations talked about the case.

 
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