[LINK] Filtering opponent to advise Democrats rebuild

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Jul 23 10:00:51 AEST 2009

Filtering opponent to advise Democrats rebuild
By Brett Winterford
Jul 23, 2009 6:32 AM

Anti-filter campaign gets its own political party.

Electronic Frontiers Australia activist Geordie Guy has been appointed 
as technology advisor to a re-emerging Australian Democrats Party.

Guy, a network engineer and board member of the EFA, will be the 
Democrats' "National Technology Policy Coordinator".

As previously reported on iTnews, the Australian Democrats lack 
representation at all levels of Australian government at present, but 
are hitching a ride with the Rudd Government's vastly unpopular 'clean 
feed' plan to re-affirm their reputation as honest brokers between the 
nation's major parties.

The party claims to be searching "for a better solution than censorship 
to current web content concerns through the nointernetcensorship.com 
campaign website."

"I want to see a civil, cohesive society that encompasses an online 
Australia as well as an offline one, in a framework of technically 
competent policy," Guy said upon his appointment.

Guy has made several posts on the nointernetcensorship.com campaign web 
site, including criticism of the oft-misguided efforts of other 
anti-censorship campaigns.

"While it's not EFA's remit or GetUp's for that matter to come up with 
good child protection policy, it CAN be an aim for the Democrats," he 
said on a recent posting.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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