What Happened to the Australian Coalition’s Proposed Opt-Out Filter?

Last month, the governing Australian Coalition had a bizarre and confusing reversal about their plans to impose Internet censorship on both mobile broadband carriers and home ISPs.  The Coalition announced their Online Safety Policy, just 72 hours before polls opened for voting in the federal election.  The Coalition won the election, but instead of pursuing the [...]

Internet filter becomes an issue in Australian election campaign

The controversial plan to filter the Internet could be dead in the water after the Liberal-National Coalition, the main opposition group in the Australian parliament, declared it opposed the policy. The current Australian Government announced the filter two years ago as part of its cyber safety program to protect children from pornography and offensive material. With [...]

Update: Australia

Just as Internet filtration proponents in Australia felt comforted as the the new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, put her support behind Stephen Conroy’s proposed filtration plan, Internet freedom activists have taken temporary and cautious breath of relief as some of the plans have unraveled…….a little. The government recently decided to delay the proposed ISP content [...]

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