[LINK] Filter trial report in September: Conroy

Crispin Harris crispin.harris at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 14:55:21 AEST 2009

Is Senator Conroy returning to the original proposition, or is this just
more Fear Uncertainty and Doubt?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 6:48 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn
<brd at iimetro.com.au>wrote:

> Filter trial report in September: Conroy
> By Ry Crozier
> July 9, 2009 6:30 AM
> iTnews
> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/149584,filter-trial-report-in-september-conroy.aspx
> "Our proposition has always been a modest one - to block child
> pornography," he [Senator Conroy] said.
> --
> Regards
> brd

Sigh - if I could direct a message to Senator Conroy (and have ANY hope that
he would actually get a chance to read it), I would want to say something
like this:

Dear Senator Conroy,
    There would have been much less fuss if you had been clear and
on-message on your stated aim for internet filtering. If your point had been
clearly and consistantly "Our proposition has always been a modest one - to
block child pornography," then we would have had a very different debate.
Finger pointing and nasty words would not have been necessary, and your name
would not be inextricably linked to quite so many right-wing reactionary
Christian media personalities.

Confusing the issue with ACMA blacklist, refused classification and
"objectionable" was (and still is) silly.

Yours sincerely,

I think it is a great pity that this debate had to be hijacked by a
right-wing christian agenda, because a decent, rational debate could easily
have occurred.

THEN, maybe we could have had a reasonable discussion about good use of
Anyone care to debate the relative merits of AFP Online Child Protection
Initiative vs ISP filtering on child abuse prevention statistics?


P.S. Public thanks for brd being so polite in responding constructively to a
mis-directed email.

Crispin Harris
crispin.harris at gmail.com
"Well, you know... most Catholics are so boring, you kind of expect them to
be fairly reasonable and not, say, frothing papal fanboys with the IQ of a
turnip. So he had me fooled. Not any more, though."
Thanks to Eric The FruitBat (etfb.livejournal.com)

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