The Federal Government has offered free pornography filters for home computers as it moves to shore up its political heartland with a pitch to families.
It will spend $116 million on PC-based filters for families and public libraries.
A mail and television campaign to promote the scheme is expected to begin next year before the federal election.
I don't get it. Why is this suddenly an issue? Surely parents can guide their children morally without the aid of the federal government. Obviously, this is blatant vote canvassing. But apparently, the government hasn't pleased all:
The package won support yesterday from the backbencher who has led the strike against pornography, conservative Tasmanian senator Guy Barnett.
But it has not gone far enough to satisfy Family First senator Steve Fielding or Christian groups.
Family First. No surprises there. Again, it comes down to an over-used but apt Simpsons' reference: Will somebody please think of the children!