There was a big announcement on Saturday morning that has the potential to impact us all. And no, I’m not talking about free bumpers for the iPhone 4. I’m talking about the fact that the Prime Minister called for an election on August 21, which means our Fight the Filter campaign is officially entering election mode!
With just over a month left before we all hit the polls, we’ve decided to spend the next few weeks refocusing our efforts on delivering great articles to you explaining the failures of the Government’s filter policy. With the election occurring just over a week after our planned Fight the Filter day of action, we’ve decided to shift focus away from a call to action – which would have a limited effect in that last election week – and instead redouble our efforts at providing the best possible arguments against the filter.
We will be providing some more detailed arguments in the coming weeks, but it’s important to remember that the filter is a senate issue, and it’s therefore extremely important that you make your vote count by voting below the line. And as we’ve already indicated you need to make sure you are enrolled to vote. You’ll need to have enrolled by 8pm tonight if you want to make your voice heard this election, so stop what you’re doing and enrol right now.
Here are some of our best Fight the Filter posts so far: Why The Filter Won’t Work, A Technical Story Internode, iiNet Not Voluntarily Filtering Child Porn Fight The Filter: Thoughts From Ruslan Kogan, CEO Of Kogan Technologies Security Expert: “Don’t Waste Limited Resources On Something That Is Nothing” Fight The Filter: Thoughts From The Pirate Party Australia Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss Fight The Filter: Why The Filter Delay Changes Nothing Telstra, Optus And iPrimus Voluntarily Blocking Child Porn Websites Fight The Filter: Make Sure You’re Enrolled To Vote Internet Filter Delayed For A Year The Evolution Of Labor Internet Filter Policy