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Dec 14, 2012

Crikey says: Conroy holds back internet regs

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Stephen Conroy is perhaps best known around the world for his strong advocacy of a mandatory internet filter, a policy that drew scathing criticism of  the Communications Minister before it was eventually suspended and then, finally, killed off.

But Conroy been singularly animated in his determination to head off any effort by the International Telecommunications Union to extend International Telecommunications Regulations to cover regulation of the internet. In announcing Australia won’t support any revised ITRs at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, he said:

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One thought on “Crikey says: Conroy holds back internet regs

  1. Gavin Moodie

    Thanx for this note, on an issue which I think is important enough for one of BK’s extended analyses.

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