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Conroy: Internet filter bill with fixes will be out by November

Conroy: Internet filter bill with fixes will be out by November

Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has imposed a tentative November deadline on the mandatory ISP filtering legislation

Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, at the launch of Macquarie Telecom's $5 million call centre

Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, at the launch of Macquarie Telecom's $5 million call centre

Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has said he expects mandatory ISP filtering legislation to be out by November. But he refused to promise it would be ready before the election.

“We are prepared to spend as much time as necessary to make sure we get it right,” he said. “Sooner rather than later… does this mean December? No, I wouldn’t think it would be. But there could be intervening events I can’t be in control of.”

Earlier this morning, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, told ABC Darwin’s Julia Christensen she recognised community concerns about the filter and that Minister Conroy was working on a resolution.

“Stephen Conroy is working to get this in the right shape,” she said. “I understand that there’s a set of technical concerns about Internet speed and also concerns that this somehow accidentally doesn’t move into taking away legitimate use of the Internet.

“It’s not my intention that we jeopardise legitimate use of the Internet.”

The Senator was speaking at the launch of Macquarie Telecom’s $5 million call centre facility in Sydney. When asked what the Prime Minister meant by her comments, he claimed she was referring to his ongoing consultation process.

“It’s the same as I’ve been saying for the last few months, which is we’ve been consulting on the accountability and transparency measures,” he said. “That’s what she’s been referring to the same as I’ve been saying for a month or two now.”

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