Not only does our new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, speak Chinese, it seems he admires their system of Government as well.
Especially the way they control their internet.
My mate from Queensland, Mike, is an IT professional and he, who worked so hard to get rid of the Howard Authoritarianism, is horrified by what this Labor Government is doing in its own autocratic way.
He has devoted quite some time to studying the proposed ISP level control of unsuitable websites and has not only documented his findings on his blog but he has also addressed public meetings on the subject.
Read what Mike has discovered;
- No Censorship after Australia Day
- Federal Government’s Censorship Plan is Dangerous to Children
- Cancer and Colitis victims Condemn Conroy’s Censorship
The Minister responsible for the censorship proposal is Senator Stephen Conroy. Mike has a suggestion for all of us who object to censorship by stealth.
Just a further suggestion from the archive; Most calls will be palmed off by the receptionist who will either hang up or use some trite platitude and then hang up. I suggest that those of us who have the technical knowhow (I don’t, unfortunately) record their calls. Legally it may be necessary to let the person on the other end of the phone know that the call will be recorded.
Then publish it on your Blog!
I will be writing more on this subject soon but the magic number of words for a blog post is 250 and so I will save the rest for another day.