On Monday night Senator Stephen Conroy spoke at The Sydney Institute on the topic, ”Reform Unleashes Transformation.” We blogged earlier about what Senator Conroy had to say about the filter (read it here), but you can now also listen to his address here. Listen to other addresses from The Sydney Institute here.
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The Rudd Labor government made an election promise to bring in a mandatory internet filter for all Australian web users.
The filter is part of a $125 million cyber-safety plan intended to protect children from inappropriate material on the web.
There’s still no sign of the live trial of the technology that was due to start over a month ago, and in the meantime there’s increasing opposition to the plan.
We hear opposing views on the merits of the internet filter.