Australia to mimic China onlineMikey 14 comments
The ALP plans to censor regulate Internet traffic by introducing a mandatory firewall. Good luck with that. Seriously.
Jokes aside, if we know anything, it is the Government knows nothing about the Internet and associated technologies, which makes announcements like this nothing more than a gimmick.
The worrying part though is, because of the Governments incompetence in regards to these matters, is they will be putting false assurances on parents who will be thinking they children will be protected from online nastiness.
Here's an idea - how about letting parents - you know - be parents? It's not the Government's job to protect my children online. That's my job, and I will do it far better.
As a side thought, and this is something they probably haven't even thought about, is if I use the Government firewall and my kid manages to bypass it and become exposed to porn or worse, can I sue them for incompetence? Or is incompetence just a standard accepted part of using Government software?