More proof you can't trust the Greens. Web filtering champion tostand for the Greens

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26249426-5014239,00.html

    A VOCAL supporter of the Federal Government's plan to censor the internet will
    stand for the Greens in the seat of Higgins.

    Dr Clive Hamilton, founder of the Australia Institute and co-author of a report
    that helped shape the Government's controversial internet filtering policy, will
    run for the Greens in the seat vacated by former treasurer Peter Costello.

    Greens Leader Bob Brown today said Dr Hamilton had "pioneered national debate on
    climate change and social justice".

    However his stance on web filtering seems to be in direct opposition to the
    party's policies.

    Dr Hamilton has been a vocal supporter of plans to introduce a mandatory
    internet filter to prevent access to material including child pornography.

    In an opinion piece written for the ABC last year he compared critics of the
    plan to opponents of gun control.

    "The internet has spawned a new cohort of libertarians who see the medium as the
    source of ultimate freedom," he wrote.

    "The types of arguments used by net libertarians and the vehemence with which
    they make them are similar to those used by opponents of gun control."

    This seems to put him at odds with Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, who has
    repeatedly criticised the filtering plan.

    "It’s just a bizarre policy and I don’t understand where it comes from and I
    think that was a real mistake," he told ARN this month.

    The party's media and communications policy listed on its website includes the
    principle that "network neutrality is important for an open internet".

    Network neutrality does not have a strict definition, but is generally taken to
    mean an opposition to restrictions on online content or connections.

    The Greens are yet to clarify Dr Hamilton's position on the issue.

    In 2003 Dr Hamilton authored a report with Michael Flood titled "Regulating
    Youth Access to Pornography" that proposed an internet filtering system to
    prevent children being exposed to pornography online.

    Earlier this year Dr Flood announced he was opposed to the filtering plan.

    Many critics of the plan say they are worried a filter would mistakenly block
    legitimate websites or be expanded to cover additional content in the future.



    "SHUT THE **** UP YOU DUMB ****!"
    - FlangesBum on learning the truth about Labour's economic capabilities.

    "I don't care what you fuckers think!"
    - KRudd the KRude at his finest again.

    "We'll just change it all when we get in."
    - Garrett the carrott
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Oct 23, 2009
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  2. Dunno about others out there, but this is the first I have heard of this so
    called "pioneer".
     
    Polly the Parrot, Oct 23, 2009
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  3. Its probably a euphemism for "wanker".



    "SHUT THE **** UP YOU DUMB ****!"
    - FlangesBum on learning the truth about Labour's economic capabilities.

    "I don't care what you fuckers think!"
    - KRudd the KRude at his finest again.

    "We'll just change it all when we get in."
    - Garrett the carrott
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Oct 23, 2009
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    terryc Guest

    So do you know what "climate change" and "social justice" are?
    Do you have any real life other than that given to you by Bob Brown?
     
    terryc, Oct 23, 2009
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  5. The Greens are ferals and lunatics Sir John.
     
    Green Lantern, Oct 23, 2009
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  6. I somehow doubt Polly cares much for Blob Brown.



    "SHUT THE **** UP YOU DUMB ****!"
    - FlangesBum on learning the truth about Labour's economic capabilities.

    "I don't care what you fuckers think!"
    - KRudd the KRude at his finest again.

    "We'll just change it all when we get in."
    - Garrett the carrott
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Oct 23, 2009
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  7. You got that right!



    "SHUT THE **** UP YOU DUMB ****!"
    - FlangesBum on learning the truth about Labour's economic capabilities.

    "I don't care what you fuckers think!"
    - KRudd the KRude at his finest again.

    "We'll just change it all when we get in."
    - Garrett the carrott
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Oct 23, 2009
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