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Labor's mandatory ISP Internet blocking plan

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Internet Information technology Cyber safety Australia
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This analysis of the Federal Government's Cyber-Safety program opposes its implementation.

"On 21 March 2006, the Federal Labor Opposition announced in a media release that a Labor Government would require all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement a mandatory Internet filtering/blocking system.

This proposal was retained as policy by the Rudd Labor government elected on 24th November 2007. Further information about the policy is in Labor's Plan for Cyber-safety released prior to the election. Few concrete details have been announced since the election, but early in January 2008 Minister Conroy confirmed that the policy remained in place. EFA and other concerned groups are currently attempting to obtain additional information. EFA is strongly opposed to this policy.."

NB. This analysis was last updated in March 2008. An ongoing site, No Internet Censorship for Australia is also maintained by Electronic Frontiers Australia in opposition to the policy.

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