Posts Tagged ‘Liberal’

  • Senator Sue Boyce: “Internet Filter Proposal Descending Into Farce”

    Apr 30 2010, 2:09

    Senator Sue Boyce, Liberal Senator for Queensland, has issued this media release slamming the Rudd Government’s proposal to censor the Internet: The Rudd Government’s hare-brained proposal to censor the internet was descending into complete farce with the Prime Minister admitting he didn’t have a clue what was going on, Liberal Senator Sue Boyce, said today. […]

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  • Libs take Government to task over U.S. filter opposition

    Apr 22 2010, 3:09

    EFA has received the text of a letter from Liberal Party Senator Sue Boyce to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith demanding they come clean on the nature of representations made by the U.S. government regarding their internet censorship policy. Recent revelations that the U.S. Department of State had broached the subject with […]

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  • Filtering on Q & A

    Apr 13 2010, 3:43

    On the ABC current affairs panel show Q & A last night, the panel was asked about the Australian Government’s plan to introduce mandatory ISP level filtering.  The US Ambassador to Australia, Jeff Bleich, as well as the Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Minister for Housing and the Status of Women, Tanya Plibersek, all […]

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  • Help persuade Tony Abbott to oppose the filter by Lobbying a Lib

    Apr 6 2010, 11:24

    On ABC’s Q&A program last night, the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott indicated that he was not yet convinced that the Government’s plan to filter the Internet would be effective. However, he did not commit the Liberal Party to opposing the policy in the Parliament. The Australian provides this recap: OPPOSITION leader Tony Abbott […]

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  • SMH: “On Conroy’s information byway, there’s some roadkill”

    Mar 27 2010, 11:06

    In the Sydney Morning Herald this morning there is a scathing op-ed piece on Senator Stephen Conroy and his plan to censor the Internet: IF YOU care about democracy, follow the worm. This worm has a name: Stephen Conroy. While Australians were distracted by another worm this week – top of the screen for Rudd, […]

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  • What happened – and didn’t happen – in Parliament this week … and what it all means

    Mar 19 2010, 1:40

    This week has been an important week for the Open Internet campaign against the Government’s proposal to censor the Internet, in part because of what was said and what happened in Parliament, but more for what didn’t happen.  Last night the Parliament adjourned until the budget week in May, bringing to an end the Autumn […]

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  • EFA Media Release: “EFA welcomes Liberal call for greater liberties”

    Mar 12 2010, 11:49

    Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today welcomes the comments made by the Shadow Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, on the Government’s proposal to effectively censor the Internet. In a speech delivered at the Grattan Institute last night, Mr Hockey said that the Government’s mandatory Internet filtering policy “is likely to be unworkable in practice.” “Mr […]

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  • Lobby a Lib

    Mar 10 2010, 9:19

    The mandatory Internet filtering legislation will only become law if it is passed by both Houses of Parliament; that is, it must be passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. It will almost certainly pass in the House of Representatives, where the Labor Party has a clear majority. However, to pass in the Senate, where […]

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