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Displaying items by tag: Internet filter

Australian parents who wish to protect their families from unwanted or harmful Internet content now have "new options" under the reinvigorated Family Friendly Filter program operated by the industry lobby group Communications Alliance.

Published in Home Tech

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has delivered a harsh rebuke to the two major political parties for uniting to support the Internet filter Bill, accusing them of opposing ‘online competition’.

Published in Security

The federal government’s planned website blocking regime continues to draw vigorous debate from opponents and supporters of the introduction of the measures through use of the proposed copyright online infringement legislation.

Published in Security
Thursday, 05 September 2013 17:02

Coalition in embarrassing backflip on Internet filter

The Coalition has dropped a policy bombshell on the eve of the election, announcing it will implement an opt-out Internet filter if it wins government. Then within hours the leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Broadband Minister hastily retracted the proposed policy.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 26 July 2013 16:48

Huawei praised for UK porn filter

An opt-in pornography filter praised this week by British Prime Minister David Cameron is controlled by controversial Chinese firm Huawei, according to new reports.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 09 November 2012 00:56

Conroy abandons Nanny Net filter

Communication minister Senator Stephen Conroy has dropped his controversial mandatory Internet filter. It will be replaced by a more limited system where ISPs will be asked to block offending websites, based on an Interpol list.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 00:40

Internet filter still looms large: Patten

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has denied the Government plan to introduce internet filtering legislation was a waste of time or money, despite not having the numbers in the Senate to get it passed.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 01:49

Google censors Sex Party political ads

The Australian Sex Party has charged that anti-filter corporate campaigner Google censored its lampoon advertisement "Jerk Choices," reclassifying it as Adult Only despite the parody already having been played in prime time on free to air television.

Published in Government Tech Policy

On early results, it seems that the new Australian Federal Parliament will have around 72 or 73 seats for each of the two major parties and the remaining 5 seats spread across independents and The Greens.  Where does this leave tech in Australia?

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:43

Conroy: Too early for filter last rites

With the Greens and Coalition having said they will kill Labor's proposed mandatory internet filter - regardless of Saturday's poll - simple Senate mathematics tells you the controversial plan is destined to whither and fade to a distant memory.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 16 August 2010 17:14

Greens torpedo any chance of internet filter

Any hope that a returned Gillard Labor Government will implement mandatory ISP-level internet filtering has further diminished with the Greens rejecting the proposal as part of its cyber safety election policy

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tony Smith must be a little miffed that shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey took it on himself to announce Coalition policy on the internet filter.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 06 August 2010 09:19

Coalition to block internet filter: Hockey

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says the Coalition would dump the Government's controversial mandatory internet filter plan and instead revert to the Howard Government policy of making free end-user filters available to parents.

Published in Technology Regulation

Following the earlier release of the video "Collateral Murder," WikiLeaks has again raised the ire of the US authorities by making available around 90,000 communications related to the war in Afghanistan.

Published in Security
Friday, 16 July 2010 11:21

A win in the filter debate (for everybody)

There is nothing the Government said in its announced review of the Refused Classification category of the National Classification Scheme that makes its plan for a mandatory ISP level internet filter any less likely, should it win the election.

Published in The Big House

The Federal Government remained "absolutely committed" to introducing an internet filter and people should not confuse the just-announced review of the classification system as a policy back down, the Government's Senate leader has told ABC television.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 12 July 2010 16:18

Do you support the Internet Filter?

In an attempt to gauge the real level of support for or against Sen. Conroy's Internet Filter proposal, a large number of IT media outlets are supporting a combined survey.

Published in Government Tech Policy

It would seem that Senator Conroy is on a mission to shut down the courts.  First step is the Internet filter - with that in place, it won't be possible to break the law related to banned material.  Easy, no more cases before the courts.  What's next?

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

Today's announcement that any implementation of the proposed Internet Filter will be delayed until after the completion of a 12-month review of the "Refused Classification" category has support from Electronic Frontiers Australia, except for the part where it will be revisited after the review.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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