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Govt now consulting on cyber safety but must listen to calls to rethink the filter: Greens.



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Scott Ludlam

Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia

 

MEDIA RELEASE 

Govt now consulting on cyber safety but must listen to calls to rethink the filter: Greens

Media Release | Spokesperson Scott Ludlam

Tuesday 8th June 2010, 4:11pm

The Australian Greens see this week's National Cyber Security Awareness Week as an

opportunity for a new approach to online safety based on a combination of education, law

enforcement, and targeted optional filters.

"We welcome the increased political and community focus on cyber safety. It's an important

issue in the community as evidenced by the intense debate about the internet filter, and the

outrage over Google and Facebook's dealings with people's private information," said

Greens communications spokesperson, Senator Scott Ludlam.

"The Greens are very keen to see a productive approach to these issues, which is why I

have joined the Cyber Safety Select Committee that conducts its first event on Friday 11

June in Melbourne."

"The Government will get much further with this kind of approach than pursuing the

unpopular mandatory filter," Senator Ludlam said.

Media Contact: Fernando de Freitas 0417 174 302