Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this afternoon said he trusted Australians to get the mix of content to be blocked under Labor's controversial mandatory internet filter project right, and that the Government remained committed to the initiative.
In a stunning turnaround, Australia’s Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, has just announced that his nefarious plan to erect a great firewall of Australia has been abandoned, with the Minister announcing he is “finally listening to the people that voted us in office” and has issued an apology to all Australians.
Australia’s Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, has slammed Google for its efforts to make the Australian Government see sense in its efforts to cloak Australia with the great Big Brother firewall of Australia.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationCommunication minister Senator Stephen Conroy has dropped his controversial mandatory Internet filter. It will be replaced by a more limited system where ISPs will be asked to block offending websites, based on an Interpol list.
In a major boost for the sector, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled a hands-on role for herself in fostering "digital productivity," and appointed Stephen Conroy and Kate Lundy to assist her in the role.