|Message to Senator Conroy (not mine)
||[Feb. 17th, 2008|11:28 am]
My previous posting contained the following media statement
"The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has estimated about 29,000 of these accessed filter products were still being used - less than 2 per cent of the set target.
"The program has clearly failed, despite over $15 million being spent in advertising to support it," Mr Conroy said."
---- to which an interested party has responded (to Senator Conroy)---
Yes Senator the program has clearly failed because no one really wants it. Haven't you gotten the message yet? Australians do not want their internet censored.
Australia is supposed to be a democracy and here you have a clear democratic statement made by the people yet you continue to ignore the fact that Australians do not want the government intruding on their privacy.
Despite $15 million being wasted by the previous government you seem set on wasting even more of the taxpayers money on providing them with something they clearly don't want. How much of my money are you going to waste before you come to realise what most have known for the last ten years.
The majority of Australians DO NOT WANT INTERNET CENSORSHIP FORCED ON THEM.
You cannot successfully censor the internet without employing thousands of people and sepnding thousands of millions of dollars.
This isn't China where you can employ several thousand people for the price of tea and a slice, jailing or murdering them if they complain.
How much more of my money are you going to waste Senator Don Quixote, before you realise the truth that is so openly seen by others yet.
Find a cheaper windmill to tilt at Senator Quixote.
--- end of message from an interested party (to Senator Conroy) ----
As noted I journeyed into the City of Sydney yesterday and was taken to the Museum of Contemporary Art and then to a pub where the nature of art was discussed with a pilot from Virgin Blue (pom who is aware of Canvey Island and may have even heard of the Canvey Island monster) and a carpenter from England on a working holiday who missed a bridge walk (walk to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge) and was drowning his sorrows in Carlton Draught.