[AusNOG] Press: ITNews Story - NetAlert could have performed the internet filter function
mmc at internode.com.au
Thu Jul 8 18:03:29 EST 2010
On 08/07/2010, at 5:22 PM, Peter Adkins wrote:
> Unfortunately, it's getting to the point where a rebuttal from a technical standpoint is simply being dismissed, and any attempts to express how the policy is a waste of money is being met with:
> "BUT YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN!"
Which is stupid because the government does it every day - I'd suggest doing google searches on "childrens services underfunded" and look for the ones about Child Protection Services not being given the funding.
I'd also suggest that AFP don't get enough money to crack down on actual abuse.
This isn't about protecting children. To do that you'd have to, well, actually protect them from abuse (eg http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/mother-pleads-guilty-to-horrific-abuse-of-baby-boy-20100708-101lv.html (don't read if you're sensitive, I know as a Dad I just skimmed because it made me sick) which the government doesn't actually want to fund.
It wants to put a price on failure of $44.5million. It will protect kids by, well, doing sweet-f'all.
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