Members of Parliament-
Local Minister of Parliament: Stuart Roberts
State Minister of Parliament: Verity Barton
Federal Minister of Parliament: Joe Ludwig (Senator for QLD)
Mr Stuart Roberts spoke last on the ‘Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014’. When Mr Roberts spoke on this amendment it had no relevance to my community or my political demographics or opinions.
This week i was asked to contact The President of the United States Barak Obama and as much as it was apart of this weeks tutorial task I do have a legitimate interest in this question and Obama’s thoughts on the subject
… Obama is yet to respond, but I am still holding out hope.
The ‘Clean Feed’ Conundrum:
“When governments start covering the eyes and ears of the the whole nation, however, there is a real problem. We only need to look at those governments that have taken it to the extreme nd burnt books to understand that. but there are more subtle ways to inhibit the flow of ideas that we need to be just as alert to.” – Kate Lundy Australian Labour Party Senator
In november of 2012 , the Gillard government attempted to begin the process of putting in place an internet censorship legislation that would be colloquially known as the ‘Clean Feed act’ (Wirlpool: Clean Feed Knowledge Base). Due to a lack of clarity as to how or what would be affected by the act, it never came to fruition(Wirlpool: Clean Feed Knowledge Base). Although this act is clearly aimed to control basic obscenities there would still be a large grey area that would fall to conjection and interpretations and thus it could never work until a government is willing isolate certain parts of the community.
Wirlpool: Clean Feed Knowledge Base, viewed 4th September 2014, <http://http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/cleanfeed>.