[LINK] Coalition announces internet filter ... and immediately backs down

rene rene.ln at libertus.net
Fri Sep 6 16:35:13 AEST 2013

On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:27:05 +1000, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Update with explanation of who is behind this in case you are in
> their electorate: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-
> election-2013/how-malcolm-turnbull-was-ambushed-by-the-coalitions-own-
> internet-policy-20130906-2t9bd.html
> The idea was devised by the Coalition's Online Safety Working Group,
> which includes Mr Fletcher, Senator Gary Humphries, Alex Hawke,
> Natasha Griggs, Wyatt Roy, Patrick Secker, Senator Stephen Parry,
> Senator Bridget McKenzie and Luke Simpkins.

Highly unlikely they all wanted an Internet filter. e.g. Alex Hawke was one 
of the most publicly and prominently outspoken in opposing Labor's 
mandatory ISP filtering policy. Hawke posted on twitter last night "The 
Coalition will not introduce an ISP level filter There was only one person 
who proposed a ISP internet filter".
> Mr Fletcher said installing porn-filtering software by default was a
> new development that was added to the policy in recent months.

Info about Fletcher here:
Filter gaffe says more about Fletcher than the Coalition


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