by Mike Masnick
Mon, May 3rd 2010 2:10am
It seems like nearly every year we have a story about Australian politicians pushing plans to censor the internet. And while the politicians pushing them always insist that there's widespread support, there are always huge protests, and the laws never seem to get passed. So it's interesting to note that the latest attempt to censor the internet may also be dead in the water. Apparently, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy -- the main supporter of the plan -- has admitted that the legislation has been moved to the backburner, and it is unlikely to be passed before the election. Given how many times these proposals have been made and failed, it makes you wonder why they keep trying.
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