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Senator Conroy at the Sydney Institute (podcast) [May. 16th, 2008|08:03 pm]
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Sydney Institute Podcast - Senator Conroy 6th. May 2008

Direct mp3 download (Australia Institute)..

The Sydney Institute

The Sydney Institute is Australia's premier current affairs forum. Every week contemporary political, social, cultural and economic issues are explored at the Institute through dialogue and discussion.

The Sydney Institute Podcast delivers select forum discussions in MP3 audio format for use on your computer or personal digital music player.

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The iPhone issue arises about 25 minutes into the talk ...


You've got all of the things you think you can stop your kids looking at in your family room on the phone in their bedroom so the advice that says that you fix it by parental supervision by having it in the family room is redundant. It's redundant as soon as you give them their own mobile phone that connects to the Internet... but this idea that it's just enough to say you can educate parents and their parents will make sure that it's in their family room or in their lounge room it's not going to be enough


The issue of "cyber security" starts with a question about 36 minutes into the talk

It seems that in the past the ISPs have said that well they are not really responsible for the stuff that goes over their networks.... to what extent do you think it wise to push the ISPs to take a bit more responsibility ?

The level of opposition in the ISP industry has not diminished... we are involved in robust debate with them and they're still not keen to take any responsibility

I say you're a distribution platform There has been some softening I would say...

A BLACKLIST is mentioned at about 38 minutes into the talk.

I'm talking about the really filthy stuff that's banned at the moment ( banned where ? )

Some large ISPs are starting to put forward some very constructive suggestions...

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