There’s been plenty of serious analysis of Stephen Conroy’s performance as Australia’s Communications Minister. He has been lauded for some significant achievements — for example, getting the National Broadband Network policy through cabinet — as well as been damned by many for his internet filtering policy.
But sometimes it’s worth taking a lighter look at how some sections of the Internet — notably, the denizens of YouTube — have portrayed the politician. So we’ve scoured the video sharing site for our favourite videos.
In the first video, Conroy describes what technology he’s using to aid in the 2007 election campaign.
In the second video, Conroy attempts a joke during a National Press Club luncheon.
Conroy talking about how the Russian mob forced the Government to block a dentist in Queensland:
Conroy comments on Anonymous’s attempt to take down the Federal Government in protest against the internet filter policy.
Conroy’s appearance in what may not be an official MasterCard ad.
Conroy is like a boss in this video.
Conroy doesn’t look impressed with Internode network engineer Mark Newton, an opponent of internet filtering.
Conroy on how the Queensland Police have “cracked peer to peer”.
Conroy appears in a Downfall parody video, registering his objection to the registration of the domain name stephenconroy.com.au.
Secret email bust!
And lastly as a bonus (because you’ve probably already seen it), Conroy describes how “spams and scams that come through the portal” are infecting Australians.
(Videos collated by Jenna Pitcher and Renai LeMay)