An attempt to impose R18+ censorship rating on relevant computer games in Australia is being sat on by the South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson. Gamers and developers alike want the censorship rating so that games that would be otherwise banned in our country can go on sale. Attorney Generals from around the coutry agreed last March 'in principle' to canvass public opinion on the proposed introduction of an R18+ classification for games and to release a discussion paper on the issue. However Atkinson is sitting on the paper and refusing to make it public unless changes to his liking are made. Atkinson said that he knew that he was impinging on adult freedom but protecting children was more important than freedom.
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