The recent review (EFA and AusGamers' submission is here) on the introduction of an R18+ rating has apparently received more than 55,000 submissions from Australians interested in this issue. This sort of turnout is incredible - several orders of magnitude higher than the regular response rate to Government reviews.

I want to extend our particular thanks to Grow up Austrlaia and EBGames for leading the campaign - particularly by providing a visible petition and an online submission form.

I am greatly heartened by this news - both because this should now provide unignorable evidence that Australians demand to be treated like adults when it comes to game classification, and because it signals real potential for the future of grass-roots activism and public participation in the democratic discourse.

Expect more news and a report sometime after April.

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  1. Congratulations to everyone who participated in order to amass an amazing 55,000 submissions, EBGames, Grow up Australia and EFA for helping to create awareness.

    I truly hope that the campaign against the Government's proposed ISP level filtering system will be as successful.

    Mr Michael Atkinson, I sincerely hope you take note of those who have stood up before you to protest against Australian gamers being treated like children and forget about being the self proclaimed 'lightening rod'.
    This is 2010 and it's time for a change.

    Comment by Foul on 5 March 2010 at 20:06