This blog has been inspired by exactly one reason - the attempt by Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to extend the ACMA rating system to include material currently only filtered by voluntary PC-based filtering systems and to impose a mandatory filtering requirement on all school and residential internet feeds. Under his plan, uncensored feeds would only be available for consumers who explicitly ask for them. More on this in subsequent posts.
For an audio of the interview that contains the Minister's brain explosion, refer to this ABC NewsRadio interview. For a copy of my initial response, and boy it won't be the last, refer here - published on the SMH letters on Jan 1, 2008. I will repost it here too.
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