Tagged With michael atkinson
Former QLD Premier Peter Beattie has an opinion piece up on The Australian telling of his trip to this year's E3, in which he expresses mild embarrassment for Australia after repeatedly being asked why we're the only Western country without the rating.
In the piece he also claims that most of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General have agreed on the rating, with the exception of South Australia.
Gamepron reports that Mike Rann, who remains SA Premier after the recent election, has announced his new cabinet with John Rau in the position of Attorney-General. Michael Atkinson, long opposed to an R18+ rating for video games in Australia, decided to step down from the Attorney-General position after winning his election over the weekend, but will remain on the back bench until 2014. As for his stance on R18+...
The draw for Croydon, as seen on the Gamers 4 Croydon twitter.
South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, the man who fears gamers more than outlaw bikers, has given "tens of thousands of dollars in funding" to the group who this week said that videogames were more dangerous than smoking.
No matter what the statistics, the research, or the weight of public opinion say, Atkinson has his feet firmly planted in concrete when it comes to classification reform. His position is based on his personal opinions, not facts. What do you do to fight that? Today we're wondering, would it be best to stop paying him any attention?
The Gamers 4 Croydon candidates to stand in the upcoming South Australian election were announced last week. They agreed to tackle whatever questions Kotaku readers could throw their way. Here's what happened.
South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson says the upcoming state election will see a "real contest" in his seat of Croydon. Atkinson has also taunted Gamers 4 Croydon - the pro R18+ party challenging him - by predicting they will engage in "criminal activities and dirty tricks" during the campaign.
As seen on the Gamers 4 Croydon twitter feed.