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By Mary on September 6, 2013
Info on certain last minute Coalition announcements: the now-rescinded opt-out Internet filter and the very much not-rescinded proposal to investigate “increasingly ridiculous research grants” by the Australian Research Council
By tigtog on November 9, 2012
It’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts: his filter proposal was about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture.
By tigtog on July 9, 2010
Sen. Conroy announced today that the mandatory filter is going to be put onto the back-burner until an independent inquiry has been held.
By Lauredhel on May 30, 2010
The government’s $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages identified as ”refused classification” by the Australian police. Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ”unacceptable” websites.
By tigtog on April 29, 2010
From the Oz A spokeswoman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said yesterday the legislation would not be introduced next month’s or the June sittings of parliament. With parliament not sitting again until the last week of August, the laws are unlikely to be passed before the election. Vote Green, Green, Green in the Senate, y’all. [...]
By tigtog on March 30, 2010
That nasty Google is saying terrible things about his shiny net filter that he wants to give to all Australians, whether they want it or not.
By tigtog on December 16, 2009
“The internet filter will not protect kids from nasty things on the net, but will instead give parents a false sense of security leading to the very outcomes that they are trying to prevent”.
By Lauredhel on May 27, 2009
Well, the proposed Australian internet filtering plans have shifted, and changed, and been fiddled with, and shifted again. We went from an across-the-board opt-out censorship system (the election promise), to some sort of “clean feed” (a meaningless term), to mandatory nationwide censorship of all sorts of things, to mandatory nationwide censorship of Refused Classification material, [...]
Posted in culture wars, Politics, technology | Tagged acma, australia, blacklist, books & writing, broadband, censorship, communications, conroy, elections, filtering, freedom of speech, internet, internet filtering, IT, legislation, moral panics | 5 Responses
By Lauredhel on March 15, 2009
For those interested in Minister Stephen Conroy’s plans to introduce mandatory internet censorship to Australia, check out Wendy Carlisle’s show on the Background Briefing. ABC Radio National: Conroy’s clean feed It’s well-researched, and it explains the issue from square one, right back to Conroy’s fib that Kevin Rudd’s Labor government campaigned on the issue and [...]
Posted in culture wars, language, law & order, Politics | Tagged ABC, australia, blogging, censorship, civil-rights, conroy, filtering, freedom of speech, internet, internet censorship, internet filtering, IT, Kevin Rudd, moral panics, nocleanfeed, pornography, privacy, rights, rudd, trial
By Lauredhel on December 2, 2008
Clive Hamilton, “public intellectual”, has been banging on about how wrong wrongitty wrong anti-censorship advocates are. Clive has been stampily regurgitating the mantra of the censors: “I have heard no one argue that films, television, books and magazine should be a free-for-all. But somehow all of this goes out the window when it comes to [...]
Posted in Politics, technology | Tagged australia, blogging, censorship, freedom of speech, internet censorship, internet filtering, Kevin Rudd, moral panics, nocleanfeed, privacy, stephen conroy | 10 Responses