Byteside has a video interview up with Australian film critic Margaret Pomeranz discussing the state of Australia’s classification system.
Pomeranz specifically calls out South Australia Attorney General Michael Atkinson, who is against adding an R18+ rating, as GP discussed earlier this week. She states:
You have one AG calling the shots for all of Australia. It must be very frustrating for videogame players who do want to play R rated games.
Pomeranz thinks that governments should act in an advisory role only when it comes to rating media:
“It’s the start of danger, where you have a government effectively saying this is what we will allow you to see. Fortunately, they have very little power these days because we can see anything we want, as long as we are prepared to break the law. What you are doing is turning middle class people into criminals.”