The news that the Liberal Party would block any attempts to introduce mandatory internet filtering has attracted much attention since it emerged yesterday afternoon. However, a lack of detail on what alternatives might be proposed, and the lurking question of what will happen to the NBN, mean that advancing the cause of technology with your vote is still difficult.
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Despite being deferred, mandatory filtering remains a key government policy and one that's likely to feature heavily in tech-centric discussions of the forthcoming election. But will it make a difference to your vote?