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Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed cutting the red tape involved in landing new submarine cables in Australia, by adding the Attorney-General's department to the list of bodies that need to sign off on a project. Saying that the legislative requirement would “formalise existing practise”, Turnbull …

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In other words

They want the power to mandate a 'Great Firewall of Australia' on any new communications channels to the outside world, under the guise of 'security'.

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If they were trying to make it harder to connect new links I don't think they would be cutting time frames for approval in half. Looks to me like they are trying to open the market up to new players, including some smaller players.

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WTF ? Epic comprehension fail dude.

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I think you don't understand what the article says. Labour was the party that wanted to implement a "Great Firewall of Australia". Luckily there was so much noise that they had to run away and hide the idea.

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I read the article

AND between the lines. You reckon everything Turnbull does is open and above board? http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/gag-on-turnbull-briefing-20131116-2xnw4.html

This is the government telling the people that they can't be trusted with knowing what is going on or planned.

You are in for a shock.

Cutting timeframes for approval in half? That's nothing compared to the speed the refusals will exhibit.

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