On the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) website, EFA Chair Nic Suzor has made available a six page form-letter from the South Australian Attorney-General, Michael Atkinson, on the topic of the lack of an R18+ rating for games.
“The letter reiterates that this is not going to be an easy fight to win. For Atkinson, the lack of an R18+ rating is clearly something that helps keep violent media away from children, and he sees no real harm in not making the same material available to adults…”
EFA is planning to put together a response to the discussion paper that analyses and addresses all of the points that Atkinson makes, as well as systematically covering the research in the field. If you are able to help, please contact Nic, join the R18+ games discussion list, or take a look at the EFA R18+ wiki space.