Strike Four – the filter

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.

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5 responses to “Strike Four – the filter

  1. Just as a note, the Liberals have never said that they will support the internet censorship proposal; and quite a few Liberal MP’s/Senators have come out quite stridently against it…

  2. doublegoodbye

    With Conroy being one of the power brokers involved in the leadership change, is there anyone out there who thought this was going to go any different?

  3. The Liberals have made it clear – eg in the ACL debate – that they support the idea of the filter, even if they’re happy to carp at Conroy’s specific implementation of it.

    Unless they come out and specifically promise they will not implement any kind of internet filter (which they won’t), I wouldn’t turn to them for solace.

  4. Hockey is dead against this filter. I believe Abbott is for it morally but does not believe it is feasible.

    If the Libs campaign against it I would put my vote towards them.

  5. Blast Tyrant

    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.

    You forgot to mention the discrimination against Aboriginal people with the Intervention and expanding income quarantining and their commitment to locking up construction workers trying to improve safety conditions with gestapo organisations like the ABCC.

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