Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 16:48 UTC
In the News "The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications today released its report on IT pricing in Australia, making 10 recommendations and concluding that the long-discussed 'Australia tax' is real." One of the recommendations is to make geo-blocking circumvention legal - and as a last resort, the committee recommends the government to make geo-blocking illegal altogether. Pretty strong language.
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RE: Comment by BBAP
by woegjiub on Tue 30th Jul 2013 03:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by BBAP"
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

It's increasingly looking like labour may yet take the election back.

Failing that, so long as ALP and greens can take >50% of the senate, we should be able to avoid the brain-dead libertarianism that has taken over the right.


On a more article related note, $400 for the 64GB iphone in the states, and $1000 here. Ignoring the obscene price rise with tiny memory increments, that kind of price increase is just plain mad.

Edited 2013-07-30 03:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by BBAP
by chekr on Tue 30th Jul 2013 04:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by BBAP"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

You have a very distorted view of what libertarianism is. Hint, the Liberal + National Coalition are not really liberal parties.

- Some policies of the Nationals are arguably agrarian socialist.

- Both parties have strong social conservative elements.

- There are some individuals that are libertarian (i.e. Malcolm Turnbull), however that is not the nature of the entire party.

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RE[3]: Comment by BBAP
by andrewclunn on Tue 30th Jul 2013 19:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BBAP"
andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

Don't let it bug you. Mislabeling things that theocrats and nationalists do as 'libertarian' is a classic attempt to smear libertarianism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_perspectives_on_intellectu...

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