[Linux-aus] The federal election - what ICT policies have been announced? (fwd)

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Mon Oct 4 00:12:01 UTC 2004

On Sun, 3 Oct 2004, Pia Smith wrote:

> > And, I am once again reminded of the feral government's Internet 
> > Oppression Bill, which was to outlaw anything "that the government 
> > might regard as offensive", being transmitted on the Internet, which 
> > would include material such as Pauline Hanson's maiden speech to feral 
> > parliament, in which she said that it was time to end the perks of 
> > members of the feral parliament, so that they would not get any rorts 
> > above what workers were entitled to receive. Such offensive (to members 
> > of the feral parliament) comments and material, were to be illegal under 
> > the feral government's Internet Oppression Bill, which I believe was 
> > passed into law, with the help of a senile christian fundamentalist 
> > senator, who (from what I understand) is not seeking re-election.
> Ewww! Got a reference?

To which; the maiden spech of Pauline Hanson, where she said that the 
parliamentary rorts/perks should end, or, to the Internet Oppression 

Bret Busby
West Australia

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