It's all well and good for us consumers to bitch about the lack of an R18+ rating in video games, but it's another thing altogether when politicians start doing it for us. The Hon Kate Jones MP has sponsored a government petition up in Queensland to bring change to the current classifications scheme.
From the petition:
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995 is currently out of step with the wishes of the electorate.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House that it be amended to permit computer games to receive the R18+ classification when they have been refused classification under the Commonwealth Act.
The petition, which is only available to Queenslanders, will probably amount to nothing, but even so, if you're a maroon, you should definitely head here and put your signature onto it. After all, if you've got the government working on your side, you may as well take advantage of it...