Yesterday we posted an ABC guest blog from Lyle Shelton of the Australian Christian Lobby, but today it's the turn of Brendan O' Connor, who has written a post in The Punch that summarises his views on the matter.
We recommend you head over to the site to read the entire thing in context, but here are a few select quotes.
The jury is in, as far as the public is concerned, and I believe there is very strong public support for the introduction of the new adult classification for video games.
The question is now one for State and Territory Classification Ministers, who will meet in Canberra on Friday.
Like many debates in our society, this one is a question of balancing the right to individual choice against the potential harm that might be caused to society by allowing that choice.
I don’t believe there is sufficient evidence to prove that playing violent games causes violent behaviour. I released a literature review last week that found the evidence is inconclusive.
Brendan O' Connor's support of the R18+ rating isn't a new thing, but it's reassuring that, with lobbyists and a handful of MPs attempting to harangue the WA AG Christian Porter, that there is a politician in our corner.
Hopefully common sense will prevail this coming Friday.