Online internet petitions. In a lot of cases, they don't make a lick of difference. This, however, could lead up to something more than just hot air and wasted internet space seeing as it's on the Queensland Government website.
This E-Petition, currently open at www.parliament.qld.gov.au is calling for the Queensland government to permit an R rating for games classification. It's currently sitting at 3185 signatures, but who knows, with a lot more people signing some support for this petition, the powers that be might sit up and notice and get something happening...
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.
Posting Date: 17/11/2009
Closing Date: 08/02/2010
You're got three months to sign your support, so if you have a few minutes to spare, and you're a Queenslander, why not sign it? Click on the following link to the E-petition page and sign up! Oh, and the image is courtesy of Gamespy.