Through a combination of chance and providence, I've spent the past few days in LA with Rockstar Games checking out the amazing Motionscan technology being used for their upcoming detective crime thriller L.A. Noire, while back home Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor is making announcements about adult games classification. Things are looking good.
Mark at Kotaku is all over the situation, but it seems that a week out from the next SCAG meeting, O'Connor has announced the results of a government study stating that there is no conclusive evidence that violent video games affect children. He's then backed it up by stating that the classification Ministers will be looking at the pros and cons of the debate, which is a great indication that the issue isn't just going to be brushed under the carpet again next week.
Head on over to Kotaku for a more detailed analysis of the situation: Government Study: No Conclusive Evidence That Violent Games Affect Children READY: We Talk To The Australian Christian Lobby On R18+ Brendan O’ Connor: We’re “Considering The Pros And Cons” Of An R18+ Rating