Michael Malone, CEO of iiNet, takes very strong exception to that statement, saying that, "The proposed filter is fundamentally flawed, will not achieve its stated purpose and simply will not work. It is fundamentally bad policy; we do not and never have supported such a system."
He continues, "We have been involved in the Government's consultation process in an effort to at least have some transparency measures introduced.
"However, any claim that our participation in that consultation process is support for the Government's policy is an outright lie.
"Our position is unchanged. This proposed filter is a waste of money that should be instead spent on additional law enforcement and education resources."
Not one to shrink from a fight, Malone is fresh from his battle with AFACT and other copyright holders in the Federal Court in Sydney; a battle which is soon to be resumed with the upcoming appeal.