Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yay we won!

No more internet censorship plan by Australian federal govt - yay we won! For now at least.

I never thought I could be so pleased at someone called Xenophon! But it seems the Federal Govt's plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has been drop-kicked off the cards - thanks to Greens and Nick Xenophon's joining of ranks with the Opposition.

Thanks to Asher at SMH online for breaking the story (to me at least) and for this handy fact: The Opposition's communications spokesman Nick Minchin has this week obtained independent legal advice saying that if the Government is to pursue a mandatory filtering regime "legislation of some sort will almost certainly be required".

Now watch the blogosphere go crazy people!

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