[LINK] Australian Internet laws the butt of jokes worldwide
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 21:28:33 +1000 (EST)
I don't think it is anything to do with cultural cringe. I don't think it
is anything to do with incompetency.
I believe that gummints are well aware of the technological, etc.
implications of what they are seeking to impose. The truth, I believe, is
that that is not relevant to them. They have their political agendas,
They have their business supporters (some of whom were prepared to pay
$7,500 per head to get near to the ear of a minister), they have a desire
to give their law enforcement lapdogs every opportunity and tool to ensure
that the masses are kept in their place.
Keep the masses occupied with the small fry and they won't notice the
big fish sail pass.
In my youth I was very right leaning, but as I approach my dottage my
weight shift is not only down, but distinctly left.
Enough Chateau Box, me thinks.
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Anthony Healy wrote:
> Felipe and Richard
> Points similar to yours were made to the Senate Committee in several
> submissions. Unfortunately the Committee lacks the expertise to take account
> of them. The whole bill, like the Council of Europe Convention, is naive and
> badly worded, and remains so.
> Greg Taylor( of the EFA ) rightly draws attention to the fact that Australia
> is inexplicably rushing to implement these half-baked laws, while other
> nations are still deliberating on them. I think it's some sort of cultural
> Regards, Tony Healy