[LINK] Senate Standing Committee: NetAlert/Mandatory filtering updates

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Feb 18 22:13:20 EST 2008


On 18/2/08 10:02 PM, "Michael Meloni" <mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com>
wrote:
> Proof that Mr Conroy has little idea how much content would fall under
> his plan?
> 
> Next hour will hopefully reveal more.

Well, the agenda item is "NetAlert", which is actually an initiative of the
previous (Howard) government. So with Coalition control over the Senate and
with the numbers on this committee, perhaps they don't want to do the
digging. ALP Senator Kate Lundy is asking questions now, but about ADSL
roll-out and Internode's (alleged) funding.

And, indeed, with more politically-charged possibilities for this last hour,
I suspect they won't dig very much into NetAlert. Certainly no-one seemed
all that keen to pursue it earlier. Even Family First's Senator Steve
Fielding was an easy touch -- and this his his hot-button issue!

But, as you say, an hour (well, 45 mins now) to go...

Stil


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