It was a happy day for many gamers when Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson stepped down. As the biggest hurdle in pursuit of a R18+ rating in the country, he obviously wasn't very popular with gamers sick and tired of playing edited titles or, more importantly, not being able to play at all. His successor, John Rau, is apparently more hip to the cause.

Gamers4Croydon party president Chris Prior, who recently met with Rau, told news.com.au that Rau called the current lack of a R18+ rating "absurd." He further added that Rau said "it was really just common sense to introduce it, considering the vast majority of adult content is already available under the MA15+ classification." If that doesn't fill our brethren down under with the warm fuzzies, we don't know what will.

[Via Kotaku]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.