Conroy’s Filter Delayed Until 2013, But Still Not Scrapped

Conroy’s Filter Delayed Until 2013, But Still Not Scrapped

Just before the election the government’s proposed internet filter was postponed until next year, in what was widely regarded as a quick and easy way for the government to kill off a controversial election topic. But it didn’t die. Now John Hilvert at ITNews is reporting that a strategy brief from the DBCDE is stating that the legislation couldn’t be introduced to parliament until the middle of 2013.

The delay is a direct result of the expected delay of the classifications review the government has tasked to the Standing Committee of Attorney Generals.

Three years is a long time in politics, so who knows exactly what will happen in the next few years. But until someone holds this policy down and uses a chainsaw to decapitate the ridiculous filtering concept from the future of Australian internet, consider it still on the cards.

[ITNews via Lifehacker]