Australia first gamer rights political party has announced its candidates to run at the South Australian state election in March. And they’re keen to answer your questions.
Gamers 4 Croydon, the political party founded late last year to campaign for an overhaul of our video game classification system and against R18+ opponent Michael Atkinson, was fully registered by the Australian Electoral Commission just last week.
This week they have revealed the two candidates to stand in the upcoming South Australian election.
Kat Nicholson is the Gamers 4 Croydon candidate for the lower house seat of Croydon. She will be running against Atkinson in his safe Labor electorate which he has held for twenty years. Nicholson will hope to prove correct the Attorney-General’s prediction of a “real contest” when voters go to the polls on March 20.
According to G4C, Nicholson “has sustained a lifelong love of both gaming and politics and is a highly intelligent, motivated and educated young woman. She is passionate about Adelaide and its capacity for innovation and growth, and is certain that the ever-changing area in which the seat of Croydon lies is a potential beacon for the rest of the state.”
Gamers 4 Croydon are also gunning for a seat in the upper house. Chris Prior, G4C President, will be standing as the candidate for the Legislative Council.
Prior is described as “a programmer with a passion for politics dating back since before he can remember, he aims to be a candidate for all South Australians who expect more from their government. He will fight for more openness in government, tighter controls to prevent the abuse of power and a fair go for everyone.”
Both Nicholson and Prior have agreed to answer a bunch of questions from Kotaku readers. So if you’ve got something to ask, hit them up in the comments below.
Tomorrow I’ll post as many answers as they’ve been able to get through.
Candidates Announced [Gamers 4 Croydon]