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R18+ supporter O'Connor leaves Australian home affairs role

Brendan O'Connor moves on in cabinet reshuffle

Progress on an R18+ classification for Australia could face further delays after Brendan O'Connor, formerly the Australian federal minister for home affairs, and supporter of the move for a R18+ rating for the country, has changed roles.

After a cabinet reshuffle O'Connor was renamed minister for Human Services, with Materiel Jason Clare taking over his role.

Last month O'Connor revealed the final guidelines for the new class-action, and stated that he would introduce it on February of next year. New minister Jason Clare's views on the R18+ rating are as yet unknown.

Earlier this year O'Connor said the lack of R18+ rating was making Australia look foolish.

"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."

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Latest comments (1)

Tony Johns5 years ago
And yet, there are many more politicians overseas like in the USA and even a few in the UK want to bann 18 rated games in their countries...

Brendan OÇonnar was perhaps one of the best and most sensible politicians, allot like Malcom Turnbull from the Australian Liberals, Brendan O;Connar is perhaps one of the very few Labor politicians that are worth voting for.

Only because he and a few others are the only ones able to look at things with a clear head and make decisions without trying to exagerate or put fear into people's minds.

Sadly not many of them exist as most of the politicians are only there just for the money or for highly religious reasons for wanting control over people.
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