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.
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.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking. After listening to two years of unambiguous opposition to the Internet filter proposal, Senator Conroy invariably falls back on the paedophile defence. Shame on you Sir, shame on you.
It would seem that Senator Conroy is on a mission to shut down the courts. First step is the Internet filter - with that in place, it won't be possible to break the law related to banned material. Easy, no more cases before the courts. What's next?