Making phone calls is the worst, but so is the #AAbill

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We thought we were getting somewhere with Labor and then the pressure of being soft on terrorism got to them.

I'd love to give you details on what they've agreed to, but we don't know. And having politician's drop this stuff at the last minute when they don't even have the time to publish the submissions they received is bullshit and undemocratic.

I work in tech and I'm super chatty, but I friggen hate picking up the phone to call a politician. But at this stage it's what we've got left. One phone call represents a whole lotta people that are angry but won't call. It is a an action politicians measure and understand.

It's hard to fathom where Labor & the Government think future jobs are going to come from if it's not from tech. The fanciful notion that government can "request" IT companies help them out swiftly without lawyers and time and pain are ideas that only politicians and people in the Canberra bubble can come up. In the real world this bill will be a technical, legal and policy disaster.

So today make some noise and if you can make a phone call.

Visit: Don't Destroy Australian Tech - ask Labor and the crossbench to say "no" to the #AABill

Also thank you for the help, the messages, tweets, emails, support. We know this is an important campaign and we are doing great work on this together.

Lyndsey Jackson
Chair

 
Electronic Frontiers Australia :
GPO Box 1235 Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia Wide
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