Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has denied the Government plan to introduce internet filtering legislation was a waste of time or money, despite not having the numbers in the Senate to get it passed.
on 09/27/2010 – Made popular on 09/27/2010
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.
Leaving the online world as an unregulated distribution medium actually "weakens all that is good about the internet," Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has told the Sydney Institute in a detailed defence of the Rudd Government's digital policy agenda.
Malcolm Turnbull's call for a Productivity Commission cost-benefit study of the National Broadband Network was a waste of money, and Mr Turnbull was unlikely to support the roll-out even if such a report was positive, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says.
Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy, has released a position paper on the subordinate legislation that will give operational effect to the fibre in greenfields Bill. In particular it clarifies the development threshold that will determine which projects are captured when the legislation comes into effect.