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The timeline we discussed, and related links:
- 2008-11-20 Our previous podcast.
- 2009-03-19 Wikileaks publishes ACMA black-list (Conroy says NOT!)
- 2009-07-12 Sen. Steven Conroy voted Internet Villain of the Year.
- 2009-07-24: Sham Internet filtering trial declared a success.
- 2009-12-15: Conroy announces that Internet censorship legislation will be introduced into Parliament before elections in 2010:
- dropped the opt-in clean-feed with dynamic filtering
- leaving only the mandatory black-list
- material to be censored is based on RC guidelines
- 2009-12-16: Google-AU blogs in response to the announcement
- 2010-02-12 Google refuses to censor Youtube on Conroy’s behalf.
- 2010-03-23 Google voices its concerns
- 2010-03-29 The US government has raised its concerns over what it sees as potential censorship directly with the Australian Government. However, Stephen Conroy first denied he had had any approach from US State Department officials
- 2010-03-30 A news report in Forbes says that China has blocked Google with its great firewall; now the world waits to see if Australia's Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, will do the same following his outrageous attacks on Google
- 2010-04-29 KRudd has backed down
- 2010-05-10 ABC TV ran an episode on this in their Four Corners program
- 2010-05-12 A focus group study finds Australians oppose the idea when they find out what it really is