The battle for an R18+ classification for videogames will move beyond Michael Atkinson's seat of Croydon at this month's South Australian election. Gamers 4 Croydon has announced it will stand a candidate in four more electorates.
Australia's first gamer rights political party is already running a candidate, Kat Nicholson, against Attorney-General Michael Atkinson in an effort to oust the state's censorship minister and contesting the state's upper house with party co-founder Chris Prior.
Now they are allowing even more South Australians to vote in favour of an R18+ rating by running candidates in the electorates of Adelaide, Norwood, Light and Mawson.
Tom Birdseye, a mechatronic engineer currently working in South Australia's extensive manufacturing industry, will stand in Adelaide. David Egge, a small business owner in the entertainment and logistics industries, is up for Norwood. Matt Allpress, who runs an IT consultancy firm, will stand in Light. And Ben Ernst, an experienced civil engineer and software developer, will contest Mawson.
The South Australian state election is held March 20.
Candidates [Gamers 4 Croydon]