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Blog, Security - Written by Renai LeMay on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 16:21 - 17 Comments
Coalition party room erupts with data retention dissent
blog Well, well. Looks like Coalition MPs in general are not as disinterested in the Federal Government’s controversial data retention and surveillance proposal as has been previously believed. The Australian newspaper (we recommend you click here for the whole article) reports that the Coalition’s party room virtually erupted in anger over the proposals in a large meeting this morning. The newspaper reports:
“A dozen Coalition MPs warned against the proposal as a restriction on civil liberties in an important signal of support for a growing online campaign against the changes.”
As we alluded to yesterday, this is the same pattern of behaviour which we saw with respect to Labor’s similarly controversial mandatory Internet filtering policy — first there is silence from the Opposition, then, once it becomes clear that there is widespread public opposition to the plan amid a hostile response from the media, the Opposition debates the issue internally, and then finally comes to a formal public view rejecting the Government’s view on the issue. The only difference this time around appears to be that the process has been dramatically sped up. We’ve seen this kind of thing before … and this time around we know how to block this kind of objectionable proposal. Democracy is becoming more responsive.
Enterprise IT, News - Mar 12, 2014 16:18 - 1 Comment
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