Scott Ludlum of the Greens, speaking in Parliament yesterday against the Conroy filter:
Many child safety groups believe that the introduction of the filter may in fact foster an out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude by parents and may lead to a false sense of security on the assumption that the government has done something to somehow make the online environment safer for children, which of course is not the case. The current incarnation of the filter no longer proposes to filter pornography, violent material, gambling sites, violent or sexualised advertising or any other forms of content that could be considered harmful-depending on your point of view-to children of varying ages. The filter will not be able to block that volume of material. All of those problems will still remain and will need to be grappled with.
He covers all the issues, comprehensively. Well worth a read.
When the two major parties are trying to out-conservative each other on these issues, thank god we’ve still got the Greens.