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Kimbo out-Tories the Tories

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Another reason to dislike the enthusiastic advocate of the bloated Welfare-Warfare state who is currently the ALP’s leader (link via Club Troppo):

Opposition Leader Kim Beazley said a Labor government would force internet service providers (ISPs) to block violent and pornographic material before it reached home computers.

Under the “clean feed” system, pioneered in Britain, users would be unable to access any content banned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) because it contained graphic sexual or violent material, rated R or higher.

Mr Beazley said all households would be included in the policy unless they opted out.

He said the current system, which required ISPs to offer all subscribers cheap or free filter software for their own computers, was not working.

Too busy to do anything more than link to this today but I’m sure my fellow blogger Heath Gibson who has written heaps on the follies of these approaches will have more to say later.

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March 23, 2006 at 10:26 am

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