blog We couldn’t help but be amused by this post on excellent media and marketing site Mumbrella this morning regarding Communications Minister Stephen Conroy’s failure to respond to the Convergence Review into Australia’s media and telecommunications industries published six months ago. The site’s editor in chief Tim Burrowes writes:
“A note to media minister Stephen Conroy: It’s six months today since the Convergence Review reported. Not that you seem to have done anything with it yet … just a small request. How about you get off your backside and do some legislating?”
It’s amusing because today is also the nine month anniversary of the publication of the Classification Review, which readers may remember as the key document which was supposed to guide the development of Labor’s infamous mandatory Internet filter policy. Remember how Conroy paused the development of the filter two years ago, pending the outcome of that review? Yeah. No response on that front either, yet.
Now in contrast to Mumbrella, which appears to be seeking an active response to the Convergence Review, at Delimiter we’d be quite happy if Conroy simply announced that the Federal Government had decided to ditch the Internet filter policy as a bad idea. Because until he does, it will remain on the books as official Labor policy, despite the fact that it was almost universally opposed by the Australian population. And until it’s formally ditched we will continue to remind the Minister of that fact.
Fair call, Steve?