It seems to me that Julia Gillard has caught the same disease as her Minister for (Mis)communications, Stephen Conroy. I call it “Conroy-itis”.
The major symptom is the ability to say one thing about the proposed internet filter, when you know categorically that the truth is the complete opposite.
For months Conroy in particular has been telling us that the internet filter, if introduced, will not slow down the internet – (cue the “one seventieth of a blink of an eye” rhetoric) – in any way whatsoever. He also tells us that it is “100% accurate”.
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“She said the government is working through how the internet filter could be introduced without slowing down connection speed or accidentally banning content that is appropriate.”
Now, if the internet filter will not slow down the internet, why are they “working through how the internet filter could be introduced without slowing down connection speed” or “accidentally banning content that is appropriate”?
Seems to me they know it will slow down the internet, and that it isn’t 100% accurate.