Shadow Comms Minister Tony Smith today said the Opposition would not release a formal stance on the Government’s internet filtering plan until after legislation was released.
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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.
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.
Faced with mounting opposition by voters over the Internet censorship legislation, the Federal government has upped the ante, proposing to mandate that all ISPs record our browsing history and store it. This move presupposes that everyone’s online actions need to retained “just in case” it’s needed in a criminal investigation.