The EFA need to be supported, they are being attacked by Senator Stephen Conroy who is using standard scare tactics to beat down the growing voices of opposition to his plan to censor the Australian web and limit Australian right to freedom of speech. It is now or never, Australians need to stand up and [...]
Don’t Allow the Australian Government to Limit Internet Usage The Australian government recently announced plans to introduce Internet filters that will block access to various websites throughout our country. Which websites? Those that our government has deemed illegal, however arbitrary that designation may be. Such action is a blatant and unacceptable attempt to control the [...]
Electronic Frontiers Australia today launched a new campaign against the Rudd Government’s mandatory Internet filtering plan. The Open Internet campaign emphasises that Australians want an Open Internet that is free from an impractical and costly policy of Government imposed mandatory Internet filtering. “This policy has caused considerable anxiety amongst Australian Internet users,” said EFA Vice-Chair [...]
“The Australian Federal Communications Ministry has confirmed that they intend to use the planned filter to block the download of games that have been refused by Australia’s classification authority, the OFLC. As an Electronic Frontiers Australia spokesman noted, ‘This is confirmation that the scope of the mandatory censorship scheme will keep on creeping.’” The Federal [...]
The internet should be the ultimate platform for free speech – a place where anyone, anywhere can share information with others. Unfortunately, in recent months the Australian government has set its sights on web censorship – an agenda more often aligned with that of more controlling governments, like those in China, Iran, and North Korea.