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  1. bryan
    bryan at |

    Ohh I don’t know…delaying the legislation until after the next election allows Conroy to say that they have taken the policy to two elections and have a clear mandate to implement.

    Delaying the issue takes it off the agenda until after the election and then it is too late to object.


  2. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    That’s a highly cynical view, Brian – but you could well be correct.

    I crossposted this to LP, and there’s been a bit of discussion there. This interesting link was posted: IFPI’s child porn strategy, which quotes various entertainment industry anti-piracy figures bragging about how effective a tactic scaremongering about child pornography can be in pushing for the acceptance of the idea of filtering the internet, to combat already criminal child pornography. which can then push for the filters to be targeting civil litigation matters such as copyright infringement.

  3. Napalmnacey
    Napalmnacey at |

    I always vote Green for the Senate. :)

  4. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    Me too, since the decline of the Democrats (I used to have to choose).

    I like having minor parties and independents have the balance of power in the Senate. Independents are a more unpredictable quantity than the organised minor parties.

    Queenslanders, Andrew Bartlett, ex-Democrats Senator, is standing as a Green for the HoR seat of Brisbane in the upcoming Federal election. He will never vote for the filter, Bartlett’s a damn fine blogger in general, and he may quite possibly be the first Federal Greens MP.

  5. Kristin
    Kristin at |

    This is a relief, even if it’s only a temporary one. I’ve been sitting here in the USA thinking, “we could be next.” Not next, I suppose — but eventually. Us and our two-party system.

  6. hellonhaiylegs
    hellonhaiylegs at |

    Tigtog, you’re forgetting Michael Organ in Cunningham (2002-04), though those were exceptional circumstances.

  7. Sam Bauers
    Sam Bauers at |

    [Bartlett] may quite possibly be the first Federal Greens MP

    If Brisbane turned Green this election then so would a few other seats, so he’d have to share that honour (not a bad thing mind you).

  8. tigtog
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    Quite right to remind me of Organ, HHL.

    Sam, you could be right about Bartlett not being there on his lonesome.

  9. hellonhairylegs
    hellonhairylegs at |

    @tigtog It can be done*!
    *with the magic of preferential voting :)

    The internet filtering scheme seems to be designed to lose Labour the youth vote. So silly.

    Voting Green, but suspect the probability of them doing something equally as silly will increase if they control significantly more seats than they do now. It’ll be fun to see how they go.

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