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Aussie Net Censorship Filter On Backburner

Posted By admin On July 9, 2010 @ 9:05 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Australian Broadcasting Corporation [1]
Friday, July 9, 2010

The Federal Government has deferred the introduction of its mandatory internet filtering program.

Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy says the filter will not be put in place until an independent review can be carried out into what content would be banned.

The review, which Senator Conroy says is likely to take about a year, will look at what makes up “refused classification” rated content.


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Senator Conroy says internet service providers Telstra, Optus and Primus have agreed to block websites known to contain child pornography in the meantime.

“I applaud these industry members for taking this stance, for stepping up to the plate, in recognition that there is some content that is not acceptable in a civil society,” he said.

“This approach is consistent with what is happening around the world.”

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