In March 2009, Communications and IT Minister Steven Joyce had the following to say about internet filtering:
We have been following the internet filtering debate in Australia but have no plans to introduce something similar here.
The technology for internet filtering causes delays for all internet users. And unfortunately those who are determined to get around any filter will find a way to do so. Our view is that educating kids and parents about being safe on the internet is the best way of tackling the problem.
Maybe Steven Joyce should be having a little chat to Nathan Guy, the Minister of Internal Affairs?