Well, I gotta say, this is something that I did not see coming.
South Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson has quit the front bench, and hence his post as South Australia’s Attorney General.
At current count, Gamers 4 Croydon has “only” received 3.7% of the vote in the seat of Croydon, and while that’s a lot more than the “less than 1 percent” predicted by Mr. Atkinson, it’s still pretty paltry.
They’ve also only received 0.8% of the vote for the Legislative Council. Now, I know very little of how this stuff works, but I’m pretty sure that’s well short of what is required to win a seat. Which is a shame, because it’d have been nice to have at least one person from that party representing gamers in South Australia. But maybe preferences will come their way? Of course, I’ve got no hope of deciphering how the preferences flow…
But never-the-less, Mr Atkinson’s resignation is a big step forward and hopefully Australia will (finally) be able to move into the 21st centry and introduce an R18+ category after the next meeting of the Attorney Generals (slated for April). We’ll see, I guess. If the outcome is good, it seems we can be pretty confident that it actually was Mr Atkinson who was vetoing the change, dispite the fact that he’s said he’s not the only one opposed.