Follow up – useful info on the proposed government mandatory internet filter

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Following up from my last post I’ve pieced together a bunch of relevant articles and arguments for anyone interested in some further reading on this issue. Conroy’s filter will not make the internet safer A good article by Suzanne Dvorak from the ABC the chief executive of Save the Children in Australia about why the filter will not make children safer. The synopsis is that we’d be better spent teaching our children how to be safe: *The best way to protect children from harm is to teach them t…

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Australian Government Internet Censorship plans

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OK this is serious. It’s been bubbling along for quite a while now but it looks like the Government and Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Conroy are pretty committed to filtering the internet to prevent any material that is ‘refused classification’ from being accessed in Australia. Why am I against this? I think it’s being driven by ideology rather than common sense The kind of material that it purports to protect us from isn’t out in the open anyway…

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