Atkinson Committs to Repeal

South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has committed to repeal unpopular amendments to the South Australia Electoral Act 1985. The amendments would have made it illegal for people to anonymously comment on the upcoming state election online.

The decision to repeal came after harsh criticism from online news sites, bloggers and everyday Internet users who posted comments about the issue.

Atkinson can be seen apologising in an online video.

The amendments that are to be repealed by Atkinson were highlighted in this post.

  1. Anonymous at 21:48 2010.02.03

    Too late, he needs to go.

    “Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason.” -Mark Twain

  2. Adam Walsh at 01:53 2010.02.04

    I’m sorry but the reason we don’t post our full names and addresses is so predators don’t rock up on our door steps. I’m an adult so I can defend my self but a CHILD (and let’s admit some teenagers have political opinions) may not be able to. Mr Atkinson says he does things like this to protect children well I don’t think you though of children when you made this law.