Lauredhel of Hoyden About Town has posted a transcript of Greens Senator Scott Ludlum’s question to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy about the government’s proposed mandatory ISP level internet filtering. There are further links and discussion in the comments over there too.
Every time I think about this my head just goes all asplody with the stupid. It’s so bloody OBVIOUS that it can’t work the way they hope it will, that any filtering measures put in place will be bypassed by those who want to before you can say boo and that the attempt to restrict access to “unwanted” internet content is problematic at best (as Senator Ludlam asked in his supplementary “Will the Minister provide us a definition of what he means by “unwanted content” and where we might find a definition of “unwanted”?”). And then there’s the issue of degraded internet performance.