After all the posts we’ve done over the years about the many flaws of the proposed mandatory internet filter (summary: about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture) it’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts.
ADDENDUM ~ n.b. this blog may well be sitting on a server which is part of the filter trial, because any mention of ‘child s*x’ or ‘child p*rn’ (without the strategic asterisks) gets bumped to an error page and the comment or post will disappear, and that’s not because of any setting that has been chosen by the blog administrators. So, in case you wanted to talk about the actual problem that the filter was supposed to fix in a rational/substantive/political manner, asterisks are the way to go. Gee, look at how useful the filter might be if it was going ahead!!