EFA has issued an analysis of Labor's recently announced scheme. We conclude that mandatory ISP filtering would not be effective in protecting children. PC based filtering remains more effective. Our analysis includes information about why that is so. Kim Beazley appears to have latched onto an ineffective and unworkable proposal issued by The Australia Institute 3 years ago and further promoted by the Family First Party 18 months ago. According to recent research commissioned by the Australian Internet safety advisory body, NetAlert, mandatory ISP filtering would still not be effective in protecting children and would lead to a significant reduction in network performance.
EFA's Time Line of Mandatory ISP Filtering Proposals and Religious Right Group's lobbying campaigns, 2003-2006.