Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

October 29, 2009 -

A 30-year old Australian videogame tester has formed a political party and aims to give South Australian Attorney Genera Michael Atkinson a run for his money in next year’s election.

David Doe and his Gamers4Croydon party plan to challenge Atkinson only in the Croydon electorate with a sole purpose to “exert pressure on the Attorney General for South Australia, Michael Atkinson, as he is currently the only Attorney General voting 'no' against the introduction of an R18+ classification rating for videogames in Australia.”

Noting that winning a seat based on a single campaign promise would be difficult, Doe outlines a few other items he would attempt to get enacted if elected, which include extending solar rebates, making rainwater tanks for new homes mandatory and providing rebates for electric vehicles.

Doe is accepting donations for his run and promises to donate any left-over post-election funds to Child’s Play.

|Via Games.on.net Thanks Ryan|


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Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

To get rid of a politician without resorting to extreme means is to try and run against them, or at least lead the opposition party into power so he does not get the same position for the next term.

I wish him the best of luck, for me as a Victorian my Attorney General is all for an R18+ rating for videogames, so the only thing I can do is to keep his party in power.

 

 

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Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

Atkinson isn't going anywhere if a nobody runs against him, this guy will be LUCKY to see maybe 200 votes in the next election.

You need a real political player to run against Atkinson if you even hope to win, not to mention that he's got such a high approval rating it would be virtually impossible to unseat him short of pulling another KRudd out of your ass.

Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

And to highlight the issue to the broader community.

The problem is that few know or care about this issue beyond the gaming community.  But gamers (ie. people from the many hours a week types down to casual xbox/pstation owners) are a very broad and diverse group.  If more people are aware of the problem, more people may choose to speak out about it.

Croyden is a pretty safe seat, Atkinson got 76% of the vote at the last election.  But any publicity on this issue (+ pushing for the vote to be majority rather than unanimous for changes of legislation) is a good thing.

Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

I think the point of this is not to win, but to siphon off votes from Atkinson, putting pressure on him to reverse his position in order to retain his office.

Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

I wouldn't vote for this guy. His campign seems mostly about promiseing voters other peoples money.

Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

Isn't that what happens daily here in America?

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Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

It happens everywhere in western countries.  The USA is merely catching up. 

It's sound political strategy: 

It's easier to be lazy and irresponsible, hence there are likely to be more of these types of people if you create a system that rewards (or at least removes all negativity) such lifestyles.  Said people want to perpetuate this state of easy-going prolonged childhood (with the government being the surrogate parent), and will vote for politicians that offer the most free handouts.  The party that offers the most to encourage the continuation of rewards for personal irresponsibility wins more elections.  Sign of the times.

Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

Be thankful you aren't in the UK, that's government policy.

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Re: Game Tester Eyes Atkinson’s Attorney General Seat

I wonder if I can play L4D with G4C

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