As we reported on June 22, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam secured an inquiry into the general state of the Australian games industry and what the government can do to support it. As the deadline for submissions creeps closer, Ludlam is looking for more people to contribute their opinions.
There are currently only 14 submissions to the inquiry and Ludlam is looking for more.
Last night he posted the following image with the message “get your game on”.
It’s strange, I would have expected that an inquiry like this would have received more submissions, both from the industry and the public. Gamers as a group became incredibly mobilised around the R18+ issue a few years back — that inquiry received 10s of thousands of submissions. Of course an industry focused inquiry like this would never receive the same level of attention, but it is surprising to see so few in comparison.
That being said, the deadline for submissions is September 18. I expect to see a few more submissions coming in before it closes.