Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

His morals start on your PC.

His morals start on your PC.

As I’ve previously touched on, the Australian Federal Government is currently going through the motions of trying to introduce mandatory internet filtering.  Despite various bodies who know better than the Minister for Communications Steven Conroy (such as system administrators, ISPs, tech savvy users, etc) saying that it is a pointless exercise that won’t actually do anything … well, Conroy and the Christian Lobby seem dead keen on getting it implemented anyhow.

SBS, a multicultural based television network in Australia, has a weekly show called Insight which is generally a good program to look at various current issues.  Last night they had a program on the subject, followed by a live chat with certain interested parties on their website.  That chat demonstrated two things:  First, the Insight chat software is really bad with posted comments not appearing or being delayed by many minutes.   Second, that Lyle Shelton of the Australia Christian Lobby really is a clueless idiot.

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Education is the cornerstone of any modern civilisation; technology is useless if the people do not know just how to use it but also maintain it.  The education of a given generation dictates what society will be like twenty and more years in the future.

Recently the Victorian Labour Government announced some reforms for their education system which should scare any advocate for the continuation of independent, comprehensive education.   What are they proposing and why is it a bad thing?

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