Earlier today a spokesperson for the NSW Greg Smith's office claimed that they wanted to wait until after the ALRC reported back to get games classification "right". Now, in a statement sent to the ABC, Brendan O'Connor has stated that "a time has come for a decision".
"This is not only practical policy, but popular policy," stated O'Connor. "The result of a nationwide Galaxy survey requested by Attorneys-General that 80% of those surveyed said they support the introduction of an R18+ classification for games."
This is most likely a response to the claim that rushing R18+ for video games would be "bad policy".
The fact remains that, with the Australian Law Reform Commission due to report back in 2012, it's all too easy for the Attorneys-General to defer the decision. It's clearly O'Connor's intention to push the rating through to allow the ALRC to focus on broader issues, but that's looking increasingly unlikely at this point.