Crikey Says

Nov 9, 2012

Crikey says: death of filter just the start

Policy! It's been a while. But this stuff is not very good. Internet regulations (at least the filter is gone), a lame duck Kyoto II agreement and the energy white paper -- we're not very impressed. Still, it makes for better reading than the latest newspaper circulation figures ...

RIP the internet filter, which passed away after a long — more than two-year — illness today.

It will not be missed. Not even, we suspect, by Stephen Conroy, one of Labor’s most effective ministers who had been saddled with one of its most hated policies. Conroy always rejected the claim he was merely doing the bidding of Kevin Rudd in implementing the policy, that he genuinely believed in the importance of forcing everyone (or at least everyone who couldn’t change their proxy settings or use basic encryption) to use the internet via a filter intended to dictate what sites we could and couldn’t see.

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2 thoughts on “Crikey says: death of filter just the start

  1. King Krush

    you want people to subscribe to this at the horrendous rates? and with recommendations from two of the biggest criminals in australian politics (gillard and swan) your dreaming if we think you are independent. you want independent, go to – launching soon, and it will be the true gauge of the people

  2. David Hand

    Conroy an effective minister?
    You’ve got red underpants on your head!

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