Ah, remember Michael Atkinson? He's the Attorney General in South Australia who was vehemently against allowing adults in Australia to play adult-rated video games. Among his rather recent list of hits were his pushing through legislation that banned anonymous comments
in online political forums during election time. After lots out outcry about this, he backed down, promising not to enforce it, and also that he'd repeal it after the election (which struck many as being a bit presumptuous). Of course, none of that stopped him from demanding $20,000
from a commenter on a website who called Atkinson a "crook." And, of course, he recently claimed that video gamers
were a threat to his family. Great guy.
Well, it looks like South Australia won't be having to deal with him for now. He's standing down as attorney general
, though it looks like he's going to stay in Parliament
for a while.