The minor party wants the government to establish a plan for how Australians will access essential information online, if the search was made unavailable.
This would include investigating how much a publicly owned search engine,
Well, that’s silly enough, But it’s this which really catches the eye:
Mr Bandt told ABC RN that the market shouldn’t be left to fill the void because the internet should be treated as a public good.
“Everyone in this country should have a right to be able to search the internet, own their own data rather than hand it over to a corporation or to the government, and know that what they are finding on the internet isn’t what Google wants them to see but what’s actually there,” he said.
Human experience really does tell us that governments are more open with information than competing private sector companies. Doesn’t it?