News.com.au classed as 'adult website' in audit of politicians' internet use
AN audit of politicians' internet use that claimed the scalp of a state minister ranked news.com.au as the most visited "adult website".
NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay resigned this week after results of the audit were revealed.
The audit supposedly showed whether NSW MPs had been visiting adult links such as gambling and pornography sites.
However Legislative Council president Amanda Fazio yesterday revealed the audit had incorrectly classified news sites as adult because they contained links to or advertisements for adult dating sites.
Both news.com.au and smh.com.au were classified as adult sites in the audit.
"The definition of what has been classed as an adult site is something we're reviewing," she said.
"What surprised us... the biggest (site) of what is classed as an adult site being hit by the parliament is the news.com.au site.