"There's A Staggering Number Of Australians Being In Having Their Computers Infected At The Moment"

This would be hilarious if it weren't for the fact that this man is in charge of the digital economy in Australia.

Actually, it's still hilarious. To truly appreciate its brilliance, you should read the transcription while you watch it a second time:

There's a staggering number of Australians being in having their computers infected at the moment, up to 20,000, uh, can regularly be getting infected by these spams, or scams, that come through, the portal.

[YouTubeThanks Andrew!]



    Was that even English?

    Incredible! I lol'd.. Then I died a little inside.

    My God. Then I guess our only hope is to send a team led by Kurt Russell through this portal to take out the source of these spams and scams once and for all. ARE YOU READY, KURT RUSSELL?

      Unfortuantely Kurt couldn't be here today, but he instructed to punch this man.

        But Richard Dean Anderson is the new Kurt Russell.

    That actually translates to "all Australian's are technical idiots and shouldn't be allowed to use computers"

    And the filter isn't going to stop a single one of them!!

    This guy should go work for apple!

      Great idea - just send Conroy through the portal with a nuke instead.

    Oh man.... Seriously?

    is that 20,000 a day, an hour, every minute....... He is mindly retarded isnt he?

      Ripley, your mistake here is trying to understand what he said..

      Its just 20,000.. alright?

      Yes, just mindly.

    I give him the benefit of the doubt for the first bit... I think he was originally going to say:
    "There’s a staggering number of Australians being infected at the moment"
    then halfway through infected (the first time) realised that sounded more like a health issue, so clarified by adding in the computers bit.
    as a result you get:
    There’s a staggering number of Australians being in(fected) having their computers infected at the moment

    However, the second bit I can't explain away, that's just pulling random "technology words" into a sentence.
    Thereby confirming that what we all understand to be true...
    Conroy is technologically illiterate.

    That actually scares me.

    All right, who divided by 0? Now the portal is open, there's nothing to stop the evil spams and scams!

    i am staggered how this man actually got voted in to federal politics, not only that, was actually given the communications portfolio!!!

    i don't care who will be leading the coalition, but they have my vote because of this man!

      Steve, you do realise the coalition supports the filter (and the crap Conroy is pulling). They didn't under Turnbull but now under the mad monk they support anything and everything that the far right god botherers can come up with (like those running Labor)

    THIS MAN should use nothing else but an iPad so he cant screw it up

      Well, given that his 3 year old daughter already managed to lock him out of his own iPhone, i wouldn't bet on that...

        A 3 year old daughter.... What.. you mean somebody actually had sexual intercourse with this appalling man????

    Very similar to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

    Is this the "BEST" people for the job according to the Australian Government? God help us all..... really... seriously.... GOD PLEASE HELP US!!!

    This is what Tony Abbott was talking about, don't take unscripted remarks out of context and blow them out of proportion.
    Wait, this was scripted, wasn't it?
    And this isn't the first time this has happened...
    Considering the growing importance of the internet and digital economies and technology, how did this stumblebum earn such an important portfolio?
    Know the difference between an iPhone and an iPod touch?
    Or did he just know how to program his VCR?
    I'm guessing the latter.

      "Or did he just know how to program his VCR?"

      I think you might be giving him a little too much credit. I think it's more a case of everyone else had enough ethics to admit they didn't know enough for the job (or at least pause long enough to consider what would happen to their career once people realized they didn't know enough), or if they did have enough knowledge simply didn't want it.

    sudo apt-get purge stephen-conroy

      Will you marry me?

        I will! ... I mean, what?

    I wonder if he is one of the 20,000 people getting infected by these spams, or scams, that come through, the portal...

    What's even more astounding, is that he makes 20,000 seem like a lot. With the amount of computer and phones, just in Australia, this is such a tiny proportion, and any filter or education is unlikely to reduce this number dramatically.

    he makes himself an easy target, in more ways than one.

    what a goose!


    Stephen Conroy VS Ted Stevens : Who would win?!


    Nice to see he knows what he is talking about...

    "that come through, the portal."

    What the hell is the portal?

      Conroy knows almost as much Ted Stevens about the internet....almost

        lol. Wrong reply to post....well in reply to this post....a portal is a series of tubes

    He just has no idea... how did he get this job?
    Reminds me of G.W.B speeches...

    We all make light of this halfwit's technology challenged drivel and are therefore guilty of downplaying the real threat of this moron. Perhaps we should be a little more fearful of the capacity for this clown to cause economic and sociological chaos in this country. Yep… this in not your average village idiot, this fool has a position of political power and is very dangerous. Make sure the government knows it won’t get your vote and pray that you will get the opportunity to cast your vote in any other direction before anything this retard proposes can be ratified into law.

    I agree with Nort! Kurt Russell is our only solution.

    It's amazing that someone like this can be put in the position to make national decisions in a field he quite obviously knows absolutely nothing about.

    The educational requirements to become a politician really is the key point here.

    I mean it's easy to point your finger at one fool, but there is obviously a bigger fool that gave him the job in the first place!

      Lawrence, there was a bigger fool and he just got dumped (bye bye KRudd), pity the new Labor leader didn't dump Conroy in the cabinet re-shuffle. :(

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