Minister disappointed after Labour and Greens block pornography restrictions

Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 6:52PM
The proposal would have required new internet connections to have porn-blocking software, which subscribers would have to opt out of, rather than opt in to. Photo / 123rf

Minister disappointed after Labour and Greens block pornography restrictions

Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 6:52PM

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin is extremely disappointed in her coalition partners for blocking her plans to restrict access to online pornography. 

The New Zealand First MP failed to get agreement from the Labour and Green parties to advance a proposal which would have introduced pornography filters on home internet connections.

Labour said it was not completely against the idea, but that it needed more work.

Tracey Martin told Simon and Phil she was surprised at the lack of support from Labour and the Greens. 

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