Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy of Australia

Conroy was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry since October 1998, and was Deputy Opposition Leader in the Senate.
Steve Conroy is a leading member of the Labor Right and was criticised in early 2006 by members of the Socialist Left and Simon Crean for working for the replacement of several long-serving MPs with new members, including Bill Shorten, Richard Marles, Mark Dreyfus, Nathan Murphy and Matt Carrick.
After Simon's Crean win in the Hotham pre-selection, where Conroy supported Martin Pakula for the position, Crean attacked Conroy repeatedly, calling him to resign his position as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Senator Conroy is a Catholic, and socially conservative.
I was born in England and my family moved to Australia when I was 10.
Senator Conroy was appointed Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on 3 December 2007.
Stephen Conroy was born in Helensburgh, Scotland in 1964.
and prints he has created a number of self-portraits.
auAn analysis of ISP filtering schemes in Europe has shown that none have adopted mandatory filtering — a claim Senator Conroy has used to justify such a scheme in Australia.
auSenator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Child P-rnography is looking increasingly desper… What? Sorry? Conroy is not responsible for child p-rnography? No? "Cheap rhetorical trick," you say?politics, australia, au-news, federal-government, corruption, censorship, stephen-conroy, internet, isp10 Filtering out the fury: how government tried to gag web censor criticsOct 23 - Seeded by Red WolfSource: The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Federal Government is attempting to silence critics of its controversial plan to censor the internet, which experts say will break the internet while doing little to stop people from accessing illegal material such as child pornography.
auCOMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy has flagged an end to Foxtel's regulatory "holiday.
politics, australia-au-news, internet, broadband, isp, telstra, infrstructure, state-government, federal-government, stephen-conroy20 Conroy scraps Opel dealApr 2 - Seeded by Red WolfSource: Australian News NetworkFEDERAL Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has canned the former Coalition government's billion dollar regional broadband deal with the Opel consortium of Optus and Elders.
technology, australia, au-news, federal-government, broadband, opel, optus, elders, stephen-conroy10 Broadband is too expensive, says ministerMar 20 - Seeded by Red WolfSource: Australian News NetworkCOMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy has acknowledged Australians pay too much for broadband, but says measures to introduce free, unlimited downloading are unlikely to be part of the Federal Budget in Maytechnology, australia, au-news, stephen-conroy, federal-government, isp, broadband10 Broadband network seeks public inputMar 17 - Seeded by Red WolfSource: Australian News NetworkTHE federal Government has given the public two weeks to have their say on plans to invest $4.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says the Internet Industry Association (IIA) report was commissioned and paid for by the former Howard government.
With the story earlier this week about Australia's Broadband Minister, Stephen Conroy, considering adding BitTorrent filtering to the country's ISP filtering/censorship program, it was notable that Conroy said he was paying close attention to the commentary about the program online -- including various blogs and social network systems like Twitter.
That was actually a small glimmer of hope mixed in with the ridiculous policy -- but it appears that Conroy has decided he'd really rather not listen to the conversation on his own blog.
A bunch of folks have sent in the news that the country's Broadband Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy is already talking about using the system to filter and block file sharing and BitTorrent as well, falsely claiming that the technology exists to do so effectively.
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Stephen Conroy chaired the e-government agenda items on his behalf.
ALP communications spokesperson Stephen Conroy has said that if a Labor government is elected, it will mean a fresh start in the relationship between the government and Australia's telcos.
Post-election adrenaline surging through his veins, one of the first acts performed by new Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was to disband the expert panel that his predecessor Helen Coonan had appointed last June to evaluate tenders for fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) construction.
Conroy joined the faculty of USD in the fall of 2004 as an associate professor of Economics after spending five years at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
Professor Conroy has received several research and teaching awards, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Business Educator Award (2007), Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award (2004), Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Award (2003) and the Dyson Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity (2002 and 2004.
Professor Conroy received his bachelors degree in Economics from Creighton University, where he graduated with honors in 1987.
In addition to his academic scholarship, Professor Conroy has also participated in a number of economic consulting projects for clients in the private and public sectors, especially in the area of economic base analysis and, more recently, in valuation of nonmarket assets.
Professor Conroy has several years of business experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including positions with Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Senator Stephen Conroy has stonewalled the Opposition today by limiting his responses to questions regarding the tender process for the national fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network at a parliamentary hearing.
Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has broken his silence on the controversial ISP content filter trials to start before the end of the year, saying they will now cover new filter.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy is to be commended for his latest initiative to map out Australias future in the digital economy, but after two decades of seeing similar attempts.
Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has come clean on the highly anticipated technical trials of content filter technologies by ISPs, announcing he will push them back until at least mid-January 2009.
Senator Conroy has responded to an article published on the front page of The Sydney Morning Herald which revealed that the Government has sat on a report that labeled mandatory.
Senator Stephen Conroy said he regretted the destabilisation of Mr Latham's leadership and promised loyalty, however he stopped short of admitting that he'd been directly involved in the promotion of disunity in the ALP.
AAP General News (Australia) 11-28-2004 Fed: Senator Stephen Conroy apologises Labor frontbencher STEPHEN CONROY has apologised for his behaviour in a bid to avert a showdown tomorrow between him and Opposition.
Conroy praises banks -- in front of them anyway.
Not too long ago Conroy was forcefully telling anyone who'd care to listen.
Stephen Conroy is in the um, in the um cabinet, and ah - Stephen Conroy is going to kill me for this.
STEPHEN Conroy was one of the most celebrated Scottish painters of the Eighties.
Back in the Eighties Stephen Conroy was a promising artist who survived a commercial crisis.
well mature into the first respected painter of the 21st century STEPHEN Conroy is a Scot, born in 1964, with a pair of one-man exhibitions at.
legislation CANBERRA, Dec 3 AAP - Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has been caught napping as the Senate debated his legislation.
Stephen Conroy was in the chamber listening to debate on a bill relating.
All Conroy said was there are two options for funding rollback - cut programs or increase tax.
LOUISE YAXLEY: But this clash with Senator Conroy is a much more serious matter than the outburst from Senator O'Brien.
Stephen Conroy is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics.
Conroy has been in the news in 2006 and 2007 for a personal issue: he and his wife commissioned a surrogate pregnancy, which is unusual in Australia.
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While the internet filter is getting most of the Wikipedia attention, Stephen Conroy is also responsible for the Labor Government's broadband rollout.
In any rate, most people use the two terms interchangeably, so if Conroy has lost his Citizenship while retaining British Nationality, then the article header is confusing at best.
Conroy has one but not the other when it comes to the UK.
Mike has picked out the juicy parts (as in, the really, really, horrifyingly bad parts) of what Senator Conroy had to say in reply.
As pointed out by tigtog at Hoyden About Town Senator Conroy has completely misrepresented a recent report into proposed ISP level internet filtering [PDF 2.
England when his family emigrated.
for a public brawl with Conroy, but Conroy is a special case.
position higher on the party pecking order.
of the 37 Victorian electoral subdivisions.
Senator Conroy has been prodded into action by Family First senator Steve Fielding, and the Australian Family Association, which scorned the former government's $85 million free filters for families package as wholly inadequate.
The Brisbane-based internet production manager said Senator Conroy had dismissed free speech concerns, basically branding those who disagree with him as child pornographers.
But no - Senator Conroy has clarified one of the biggest concerns about the filtering plans, saying it is “anticipated” that the effectiveness of peer to peer and BitTorrent filtering will be tested when the trial begins shortly.
Conroy said in a statement that: Millions of Australians are now using the internet for a whole range of everyday activities.
Sadly, Senator Stephen Conroy is one of those people who doesnt believe the word Internet should have a capital I, but hes not alone in that trend although it could well his advisers or speechwriters that are responsible.
Conroy has not revealed why the trials will not involve actual customers.
If only the government would switch its enthusiasms to resourcing spam hunters.
Apologies for the god-awful photoshop above (if you want better, send it through to me!) but ZDnet are reporting that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is lusting after his very own iPhone 3G.
Conroy is such an incredible idiot.
Minister Stephen Conroy has even started to blog (?) regarding the issue; unfortunately like most of this process the blog was more for looks at was scheduled to turn off at 3pm on the 24th Dec 2008 BEFORE any actual trial results can be evaluated.
I dont think Conroy is listening to anyone at this point.
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy has proven his mettle by launching a blog asking for public feedback amid outrage over plans for a mandatory web filter.
The technical difficulties are not even the issue, they are insurmountable with the budget Conroy has proposed and even if the entire industry did get together to make the system work properly, the cost would be enough to fund an all out war on child abuse by the AFP.
To all Australian taxpayers, I say “Senator Conroy is wasting your taxes on something which only appears to be doing something.
In the Labor party, Senator Conroy has for the longest time been the Right factions heavy in the Senate.
Senator Conroy is sick of playing second fiddle to Senator Hogg.
Its not exactly a secret that Conroy has been eyeing Hoggs job for as long as hes had the ability.
Perhaps this is why Conroy is so keen to get the filter up and running, the bean counters have told him that the funding for Net Alert, in much the same way as the funding for paid maternity leave, is drying up.
At the time, Conroy was only allowed 1 minute to respond, a minute that he used to arrogantly treat Senator Ludlum like a child.
Apart from artfully dodging the very real concerns that everybody but the Labor Party seems to have with this scheme, Conroy says very little, if anything, substantive.
While this task isnt impossible to do properly, it looks like Conroy has repeated his borking of the National Broadband Network (NBN.
Wow, Stephen Conroy is totally skirting around the issue, repeating the same old statements and treating Senator Ludlam with contempt by laughing at him as he rises.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has certainly been chatty lately.
7 billionfibrethe the node (FTTN)broadband network, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is telling journalists that at least some Australians will have access to the network before the end of 2008,even thoughthe tender probably won't be awarded until August or later.