The article goes on to say "The Rudd government’s censorship measures, which have been compared with similar censorship filtering regimes in China, Saudi Arabia and Iran, constitute a major attack on democratic rights. The Labor Party would be responsible for introducing the harshest internet censorship regime of any so-called western democracy"
In principle, NEVER let the Labor Government start anything new.
Once something new is started it will grow like a weed and be very difficult to get rid of once the populace sees it is a nonsense and detrimental to their wellbeing.
e.g., ETS, CPRS, Renewable Energy Targets, subsidizing umpteen Green projects, High speed Internet Project, banning incandescent light bulbs and so on it goes.
Instead, Governments should spend time on removing obstacles and existing legislation that impedes progress to economic development e.g., restriction on nuclear power development, abolition of pay-roll tax , maybe reduce company tax etc
Just thinking about it, socialism is the next logical step for, not only Australia, but all western democracies, then followed by communism. Why do I say that?
Every country in the world is abdicating more power to their governments. Their governments in turn are abdicating more more to the UN. Our own Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, sent Quentin Bryce on a tour of African Nations to grease the palms of so many despots, in his efforts to get a seat at the UN. Why, he was even seen in Copenhagen in conference with Mugabe! Honestly, what could any upstanding, moral person have to chit chat about with Mugabe????
The African nations staged a coup in 1974 (I think) when they gained the majority of members at the UN, thereby, gaining more and more influence with their corruptive agendas (show me an African nation that is run in an orderly, democratic fashion) over the "West".
Well sadly, The manadatory internet censorship is the next step. The MSM won't touch it because it is in their interest to be the only source of "information" (more like disinformation) and the only websites that will eventually be available, will be state controlled and msm controlled, feeding us inane stupidity, as they do now.
And they are doing this so cleverly, while the people sleep.
The corruption of the data for global warming, is just one example. You ask anyone in the street if they have heard of "Climategate". Not one! Why?
In their emails, the East Anglia uni and Phil Jones actually mention the alteration of over 5,000, yes over 5,000 alterations to wikipedia, discrediting anyone and anything that argued with their mantra. What a lot of effort that took!. Had Mandatory Internet Censorship been available, they could have just put wiki on the black list and hey presto, all references are gone.
It won't happen overnight, but it will happen, and what is worse, people are asking for it!
If you dare to say you do not want the Mandatory Internet Censorship (MIC), people look at you as if you are some low life with absolutely no morals, who condones paedophilia, and you certainly don't care about the children. They look at you as if you have just killed Skippy!
Or if you say AGW is unproven, and don't want a new tax, same look!
The scientist of the IPCC lied and distorted data, same look.
Or if you say I don't want illegal refugees here, there is that look again, and again, and again on so many issues.
Allan, you are quite right, NO Government should start something new, let alone a Labor Government!!!
Australia became a great nation through hard work, innovation and freedom of choice, not tax, censorship and massive Government regulations, all in the name of "protecting" us.
A Happy New Year to everyone, have a rest, as we have a lot of work to do next year.
Rudd is a freemason , freemasons are working toward a one mongrelised world policy that sets to destroy each and every race and culture, we must oppose this these people, they are also working toward the abolition of private property thats why they are taxing out land owners without shame. As for internet cencorship it already happens! isnt the removal of content censorship because that is already occuring and has happened to a great deal of pro nationalist material its more heavily targeted than anything else why is that I wonder?
When you mention A Breast Cancer site being blocked, I groaned, with frustration. Why does anyone think the government can do this competently, especially as Allan said, a Labor Government!
As for "encryption", "vp networks", er sorry, I am just a dumb ass.
Your final point " I have in my family an employee of the Commonwealth IT Systems, when I asked him about the system and Sen Conroy, he was evasive."
That's the scary bit!! Either A) he knows and does not want to tell you or B) he does not know and does not want to tell you!
One thing I have learnt in life is that usually when you lie or be dishonest, you one day get found out, as for Rudd he can cover up all he likes every effort to cover a conspiracy is yet another conspiracy, Rudd or Runn he can never hide his deceptive acts will be common knowledge, the only thing is when he is history will we replace him with another national traitor or will we have a true nationalist to put things right with some protectionist policy
In the old days all Internet came into Australia through AARNET, which was the Universities Research Network. I was led to believe that it all came into Melbourne University, with a backup into Monash University. From what I have read, the commercial side was sold off to Telstra Bigpond. Does anyone now know are they the sole input into Australia? If Telstra is still the sole backbone, and still 50% owned by the government, then there is some way they can require certain software, but if there are a number of private backbones, how can any software be mandated?
Telstra owns the copper network still and leases to other providers, when it comes to satellite and wireless youd have to ask someone else but I think? they would be less attached..however the Govt CAN pull a licence away if someone doesnt play hardball with them I guess.
funny thing is WE all paid for decades for Telstras lines and still do!
and WE will be forking out that 11 Billion the Kruddster just gave Telstra to do deals on fibre optics, its a never ending rip off!
and Licencing fees to even use the net are also quite possible..
tax us again sam...
play us for suckers!
Perhaps someone can vouch for the veracity or not of this statement?
The regulation requiring citizens to have a broadcast licence has never been rescinded, they just stopped collecting the money, so anytime they want to start it up again, they can!