The government's announcement yesterday that it would press ahead with its mandatory ISP filtering scheme is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. Many people with concerns about the plan had hoped that the Minister would finally get some good advice, get distracted with other things, or otherwise come to his senses and take a face-saving out. Sadly for Australia that was not to be. Yesterday, the Minister released the report detailing the technical results of the trial, and at the same time announced the Government was pushing ahead with the filter, with legislation to be introduced next year. (Continue reading at ABC's Unleashed.)
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