Somehow I don’t think I’ll be sending this


No Filter, No Censorship, No Clean Feed, No Great Firewall of Australia

Senator Conroy's decision to implement mandatory filers to censor every Australian internet connection is not only a dangerous idea because it will [knowingly] generate false positives, be a threat to free speech and will slow internet access speeds down for everyone, but it will also cost a fortune to install, configure, and maintain, and will also be trivial to bypass to anyone who wants. It's hard to see how anyone could think this is a good idea, but there you go.

In my own tribute to the veritable waves of cellulose-pulp-based written communications to various local members of parliament across the country, I've decided this afternoon to whip up a final letter of my own. I've already contacted a few other state and federal ministers, but this is the letter I've written for Mr Conroy:

Dear Senator Conroy,

Grow a brain.

Ruben Schade
The Department of Redundancy Department

Funny, my other letters were substantially longer for some reason!

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