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Democrat's half-baked "e-solution" is no solution.

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Democrat's half baked "E-solution" is no solution The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston today welcomed the belated acknowledged by the Australian Democrats that there should be a moratorium on new interactive new gaming services to enable a considered long term approach to be developed.

'However, today's half baked and dramatically almost incomprehensible press release from the Australian Democrats foreshadows an approach that would leave a gaping hole for all actual and potential operators to go flat out to establish themselves in the online market place - and in many Australian lounge rooms before any moratorium comes into effect,' Senator Alston said.

'This makes the Democrats "solution" no "solution" at all but little more than mere window dressing. In their haste to dismiss a ban as ineffective the Democrats have clearly demonstrated that they have not bothered to ascertain what is technically feasible in the Internet market place.'

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