According to Latika Bourke, tweeting a conversation Julia Gillard had with ABC Darwin this morning, it looks like there’ll be no movement on the expensive, dangerous, counterproductive, unworkable internet filter proposal:
@latikabourke ‘Stephen Conroy is working to get this in the right shape.’ JG says she’s happy with the policy aim of the internet filter.
@latikabourke And recapping – on the net filter, JG understands concerns and Conroy working to a solution. But competing fast speeds v ‘dark side’ of net.
So – two big old parties determined to censor the internet; two big old parties racing to the bottom on refugees; two big old parties determined to pander to the big 3 miners; two big old parties determined to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
The depressing thing is that eighty percent of Australians will probably vote for one of them anyway. Fewer than usual, but still a truly sad number.
Ah well, at least we don’t have to be part of the problem.
UPDATE: The rest of the media catches up to twitter.