Tags: QLD

Gamers 4 Croydon will be in Adelaide over the next few days attempting to sign up more people to reach the 150 required to officially register the party.

Dates and locations sourced from http://www.gamers4croydon.org/

Friday the 4th, between 5:30pm and 7pm, Gamers4Croydon will be signing people up to the party, again at the Rundle Mall’s balls.

Friday the 4th, sometime after 7pm and until at least 11pm, Gamers4Croydon will be at StreetGeek LAN at the Colonel Light Gardens Uniting Church to get more signatures of keen R18+ advocates.

Saturday the 5th, between 11:30am and 12:30pm, Gamers4Croydon will be signing people up to the party outside the Intencity arcade inside Marion Shopping Centre (right next to the cinemas on the top level).

Saturday the 5th, between 2pm and 5pm, Gamers4Croydon will be attending Valhalla LAN at the St Clair Recreation Centre to ensure that we are well and truly over the 150 electors target.

The Treat Us Like Adults Rally is also being held in Brisbane on the Saturday 5th of December at 11am, King George Square.

Grow up Australia has just become aware of an E-Petition currently accepting signatures on the Queensland Parliament website.  This is an official petition that is sponsored by a Member of Parliament, The Honourable Kate Jones Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability.

If you support the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games and live in Queensland you must sign this petition! If you know someone who lives in Queensland who can sign this Petition send them this link: http://bit.ly/R18GAMES

If Queensland introduces an R18+ rating for computer games there is good reason to believe that the nation will follow. In the letter we received from Michael Atkinson he stated that:

In Australia there is merit in a national classification scheme that requires unanimity between jurisdictions. State and Territory boarders are incapable of restricting media to jurisdiction: once games classified R18+ are available in one State they will be readily available in others.  

In Queensland computer games are regulated by two Acts:

  • The Federal Act: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
  • A State Act: Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995

A small adjustment in the State Act could mean that computer games refused classification under the Federal Act would then be able to be Classified R18+ under the State Act. This would make those games legally available in Queensland.

Please fill out our petition and short survey as well: http://bit.ly/r18-4-aus