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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26389


Senator HILL (Minister for Defence) (6:06 PM) —I guess we all know that there are very considerable difficulties in regulating communications on the Internet. The Senate has addressed that issue before in different contexts; nevertheless, the agreement provides that, if this were to occur, there is an obligation on the states to ensure that what is being communicated is truthful, as well as the other conditions that I have mentioned. How effective the states will be in doing that is really another issue.