May 27, 2010 7
Stephen Conroy rants at Google and Facebook. But he hasn't worked out that they don't play that game, and aren't that interested in what governments think.
May 26, 2010 13
Stephen Conroy is taking on internet giants Google and Facebook over their recent privacy breaches. But is he just capitalising on the public sentiment against the two companies to take the heat off his widely-panned internet filter plans?
May 25, 2010
Stephen Conroy last night warned the Government would consider blocking up to 50,000 websites, before launching an attack on euthanasia websites and Facebook, reports Bernard Keane.
May 10, 2010
Stephen Conroy's controversial internet filter has been placed on the backburner in the hope that it won't become a major election issue. But stay alert, writes Ross Fitzgerald, the internet filter will come back even more draconian than ever.
February 15, 2010 4
Stephen Conroy's response on the internet filter didn't end the debate -- in fact, he appears to have opened up some new issues, including one with Google.
February 3, 2010 34
ISP filtering is just one component of the government's cyber-safety policy, writes Senator Stephen Conroy.
February 1, 2010
Mark Day defends the Minister Stephen Conroy's plan to filter Australia's web content with a challenge to its critics: if you don't like it, make a plausible case for why we need access to "online bestiality or child sex abuse". Them's fightin' words.
January 25, 2010 10
The debate over internet censorship has moved to the global centre stage, with Hillary Clinton declaring free access to information online as critical a human right. Will Rudd get on board? asks Colin Jacobs.
January 20, 2010 25
The tech community hasn't done much of a job of persuading mainstream Australia that proposed internet censorship laws are a bad idea, despite their potentially crippling effect on freedom of speech, writes Angus Kidman.
January 14, 2010 3
Crikey readers are up on their soapbox on Afghanistan, Rupert's paywall and Conroy's filter.
January 14, 2010
What's caused staffers at The Age to protest in front of their fancy new building? Plus, the sneaky relationship between Stephen Conroy, his religious right constituents and the internet filter.
January 13, 2010 5
At least one member of the federal government stands opposed to mandatory internet censorship -- and she's prepared to fight for it.
January 5, 2010
The feared Great Firewall of Australia, Stephen Conroy's planned internet filter, will not be implemented until after the next federal election. A cynical move by a government fearing public uproar, writes Duncan Riley.
December 23, 2009 128
It's fighting words from Senator Stephen Conroy as he rebuts the "disingenuous" coverage of his Great Firewall of Australia. You can't access RC-rated content in newsagencies, libraries, DVDs, cinemas or on TV, so why should it be allowed on the internet? asks Conroy.
December 22, 2009 7
One Crikey reader pens a lovely piece of poetry on Copenhagen, Imre Salusinszky weighs in Rundle and Windschuttle, while others argue over internet censorship and government Chritsmas propaganda.
December 22, 2009
A new website called The Gift Of Censorship is promising to deliver a bag of coal in a large red sack to Stephen Conroy and for every 1000 complaint letters sent to him through the site.
December 21, 2009 5
Just hours after a bit of media publicity, an anti-Stephen Conroy website was pulled down by authorities. Was this a routine domain deregistration or something more sinister?
December 21, 2009
Reporters without Borders is so furious with Stephen Conroy's planned internet filter that it has penned an open letter to the PM, reports Colin Jacobs -- a development which should be alarming to anyone concerned with our image as an open democracy in the world.
December 18, 2009
The "Refused Classification" content that will be blocked by Conroy's internet filter is not the same as "illegal" content, explains Mark Newton: much of it is perfectly legal content that someone, somewhere found a bit offensive.
December 18, 2009 4
Between the National Broadband Network, mandatory ISP filtering, and the strange and wonderful world of Twitter, 2009 was the year that the internet truly moved to the centre stage of Australian politics.