Welcome to Gamers4Croydon
Politician. It's a dirty word, but it doesn't have to be.
We've come to expect the worst from our elected representatives, so they get away with the worst. It's time to expect more. It's time to stop accepting the lies, broken promises and self-interest of the people who should be working for us. It's time to accept nothing less than the best.
Gamers4Croydon strives to be something new, something different. We want to offer real representation, defend civil liberties, secure sustainable economic development, and protect our children and their futures.
Unlike film, video games do not have an R18+ classification. Games would be in this classification for violence, language, nudity, drug use and adult themes. With no R18+ though, games meant for adults are rated MA15+, making them available to minors and confusing parents who try to do the right thing. We think adult games should be restricted to adults. Parents would have a better idea of what a game is like, adults would be allowed freedom of choice, and children would be prevented from purchasing adult games.
The man who is preventing adult games being rated for adults is South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, the Member for Croydon. He is basing a decision that affects the whole country on his personal opinion, and research that has been shown to be invalid. He taunted gamers to do something about it.
So we are.
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