Nick Minchin’s piece in yesterday’s SMH should be commended. If you haven’t seen it, read the whole thing – it’s a clear and cogent summary of the arguments against Stephen Conroy’s foolish plan to exert control over the Internet. I’m not going to quote any of it, because the whole thing is spot on.
The good news is that, given the Opposition and Greens appear to view the plan as fundamentally flawed, Conroy has no hope of getting any legislation through the Senate. The bad news is that, until public pressure or his own Government forces him to drop this, he will continue to waste time and money tilting at what, for him, appears to be the only windmill in the land.
ELSEWHERE: Mark Newton of Internode has developed a form letter to help people who have communicated with MPs and received a Conroy-derived form letter as a response.