marcus westbury

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Internet Filtering: A letter to my local MP

March 25th, 2010 11 Comments

I was inspired by watching Senator Conroy last night! Right now, i’m convinced the best way to stop the internet filtering scheme is to try and educate the rest of ALP caucus (i.e. everyone who isn’t Senator Conroy) about what a terrible idea this scheme is. Ultimately the scheme has no chance of getting up […]

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Internet Censorship and The Arts

January 22nd, 2010 14 Comments

Late last year the Federal Government announced that it intended to go ahead with one of the worst ideas I’ve heard in a long time. The Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy – presumably assuming Australia was distracted by Christmas and Copenhagen to notice – announced that an expensive, ineffective and intrusive filter will be installed […]

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How the Internet filtering trial works and fails (via my brother)

December 16th, 2009 5 Comments

I’ve been tyring to get my head around the results of the Federal Government’s internet filtering trial. Rather than undertake hours of laborious research off my own bat i decided to consult the resource that all people i know turn to when stuck with a technical question: my brother Stuart. His assesment: Here is a […]

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