- Write to Senator Conroy
- Write to your local member
- Call Conroy
- Contact your ISP
- Sign a petition
- Join/Donate to EFA
- Link to this page
Contacting the Minister will let him know that his constituents, the Australian public, are not on board with his impractical plan.
Call the Minister
There's nothing like a personal phone call to get the message across. Call the minister's office on (03) 9650 1188 and let them know your objections.
Write to the Minister
A personalised letter to the Minister sends a powerful message: We don't like the policy, and we care. Letters can be sent to the Ministerial office:
Senator Stephen Conroy
Minister for Communications, Broadband and the Digital Economy
Level 4, 4 Treasury Place
Melbourne Vic 3002
Here is a template you may wish to consider using.
As an Australian and an internet user, I have serious concerns about your new mandatory "clean feed" filter initiative.
Given the importance your Government has attached to modernising Australia's broadband network, pursuing a policy that can only slow down and increase the costs of home internet access seems misguided at best. Australian households are diverse, and most do not have young children, so mandating a one-size-fits-all approach will not serve the public well. I don't think it is the Government's role to decide what's appropriate for me or my children, and neither do most Australians.
Given the amount of Internet content available, the Government will never be able to classify it all and I feel that the time and money could be spent in better ways both to protect children and improve Australia's digital infrastructure. Australian parents need better education about the risks their children face online. Trying to rid the Internet of adult content is futile, and can only distract from that mission.
Email the Minister
Although not as effective as a letter or call, every bit helps. Email Senator Conroy at: minister (at) dbcde.gov.au.
Your local MP is your representative and wants to hear about your concerns. Let your member know that you are unhappy with this policy.
Find your local member's contact information here.
Your ISP is probably just as worried about this policy as you are, but letting them know your concerns will help in their own efforts.
Although a petition signature is no substitute for personal contact, every bit helps. Sign the petition here.
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Help spread the word about the campaign by blogging about the filter, linking to this site, or including one of the buttons below on your own site or blog. Together we can put the national spotlight on Conroy's Internet crusade.