Our brother from another server, Mark over at Kotaku, has been all over the recent Mortal Kombat debacle like gratuitous blood splatter in a fatality. And today, he's at it again, informing us that Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor has thrown down the gauntlet to the Attorneys General should they fail to come to an agreement at the July SCAG meeting.
Talking to the ABC, O'Connor put the situation in no uncertain terms:
"We're becoming the laughing stock of the developed world, where we're the only country that doesn't have an R18 classification level for video games.
"I foreshadow that if there is not a consensus around this issue, the Commonwealth will certainly be considering other options because we cannot continue to have an outdated classification system that's actually, in my view, causing harm to young people."
As Mark points out, this certainly points towards a positive result from the July SCAG meeting. Because if they fail, it seems like O'Connor could look to take the responsibility out of their hands. While we're certain that the issue will continue to rear its ugly head over the next few months, hopefully it will go away forever come the new financial year.