Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Email to Senator Stephen Conroy

This is my email I have sent to Senator Conroy regarding the Australia Internet Filter.

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Dear Minister,
I would like to say straight up that I do not agree with what you are doing in introducing an Mandatory Internet Filter.
Numerous reports have been published and reported on by various newspapers that Australian's do not want your filter.
It's the people's internet and you are not doing anything to protect it. Saying you are protecting people from Child porn is wrong and saying you are protecting us from other banned adult material is wrong. You can't stop this with a filter. You can't block this with a simple block list.

Given the importance your Government has attached to modernising Australia's broadband network, pursuing a policy that can only slow down and increase the costs of home internet access seems misguided at best. Australian households are diverse, and most do not have young children, so mandating a one-size-fits-all clean feed approach will not serve the public well. I don't think it is the Government's role to decide what's appropriate for me or anyone else for that matter.

Given the amount of Internet content available, the Government will never be able to classify it all and filters will always result in an unacceptable level of over-blocking. I feel that the time and money could be spent in better ways both to protect children and improve Australia's digital infrastructure. Australian parents need better education about the risks their children face online. Trying to rid the Internet of adult content is futile, and can only distract from that mission.
Do not introduce this!

Sincerely,
Daniel Burrowes
Blacktown NSW

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