September 19, 2003


AAP reports:

Spam Bill enters Parliament

Good for him.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 19, 2003 03:45 AM

That Spam Bill, he's such a ham.

Posted by: Evil Pundit at September 19, 2003 at 04:18 AM

The sting in the tail:

'The bill includes exemptions for messages sent by government bodies, political parties, religious organisations and charities.'

The Senate should deep-fry it.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 19, 2003 at 11:33 AM

Spam -- The, er, other white "meat."

Posted by: Jerry at September 19, 2003 at 11:34 AM

Hear, hear, ilibcc.It might be, spam, inconvenient, but letting government get its hooks into more things is bad and, as ilibcc, never seems to apply to governments, politcal parties and other benficiaries of government such as greenies, `nfpos' and so on.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 11:45 AM

Oh yeah... I can see it now. Email in my Inbox asking for a donation for the spam-exempt charity Three Headed Orphans of Gay Lesbian Whales. Oh, and while you're giving us that donation, would you care to purchase some penis enlargement cream?

Get real, Pollies. Unless you have NO exemptions people will quickly find a workaround. And while you're about it, how about stopping all those arseholes who telephone me at tea-time with sales pitches, surveys etc.?

Posted by: Bushy at September 19, 2003 at 02:19 PM

Somehow I just don't see Sara Storer writing a top-class song about "the real Spam Bill". I mean, not only does "Buffalo" sound better, it's got fully 2 more syllables. Gotta love it...

Posted by: National Party Headcase at September 19, 2003 at 07:57 PM