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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Sep 6 17:19:35 AEST 2013

Probably related to a preference deal.
There are 44 groups vying for your Number 1 in NSW...few will get
a quota so, the preferences will count.
> Senate candidates & preferences for the NSW, 2013 federal election


rene wrote:
> 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".
> https://twitter.com/AlexHawkeMP
> [...]
>> 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
> http://delimiter.com.au/2013/09/06/filter-gaffe-says-fletcher-coalition/
> Irene
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