Just before Christmas, while the rest of us were engaged in hi-jinks and end-of-year japery, Stephen Conroy was a man on a mission, to correct the calumnies heaped upon him by opponents of his internet filtering proposal. He therefore sent a Crikey a lengthy and detailed rebuttal of points made by myself and the estimable Stilgherrian.
Points to Conroy for engaging with his critics on policy detail, something a few of his ministerial colleagues should think about doing. Alas, there are some areas in his response where Conroy wasn’t, shall we say, entirely correct.
First was his claim -- contra my point that his own trial saw 3.4% of content blocked when it shouldn’t have been -- that the trial of blocking the current ACMA blacklist was 100% accurate.