Thank you to everyone who has signed the Senate Internet Censorship Petition.  So far we have just under 10,000 signatories to the e-petition, but that is just the beginning.

Please let your friends, family and colleagues know about the Government's mandatory Internet filtering policy and what they can do to help defeat it, including signing the petition online as well as collecting paper signatures.

We now have badges you can use to help promote the petition.  If you would like to help publicise the petition, you can copy the code (next to each badge) and paste it onto your blog or website.  Or feel free to right click on the image, save it, and use it however you would like.

EFAPetition
EFAPetition

10 comments

  1. Censorship is not a good solution to fix the problem. I don't know what is, but it is too easy to evade, especially for those who it is intending to hinder. Its a good idea in principle, however will simply inconvenience those who do the right thing and use the internet within the law.

    Comment by George Coldham on 2 February 2010 at 5:44 am
  2. These graphics are poor - they look like sterile corporate advertising templates and more importantly don't say what the petition is! Why will someone click on a petition banner when (a) the purpose of the petition is not stated; and (b) they probably don't even know who the EFA are so wouldn't be able to guess.

    Comment by Charlie on 2 February 2010 at 7:35 am
  3. Charlie is right, in my opinion.
    Maybe they should be using 'the Australian Sex Party's logo for this.
    This whole thing smacks of avoidance of 'real issues' by the Federal Government.

    Comment by mik on 2 February 2010 at 11:46 am
  4. Agree with Comment #2 - change the graphic to say what the petition is about.
    Useless putting this petition button in sidebar as is now.

    Comment by clarencegirl on 3 February 2010 at 12:17 am
  5. Charlie and clarencegirl, I accept the criticism but we were hoping people would do more than simply embed the logo, we were also hoping people would explain what the issue is about and why they should sign the petition.
    That said, if you are able to design another logo, we would be more than happy to use it.

    Comment by Peter Black on 3 February 2010 at 12:22 am
  6. Will parliment/the Senate except an online petition? I understand they will not, only an original document

    Please let me know if I'm wrong

    cheers

    Kieran

    Comment by Kieran on 11 February 2010 at 11:12 pm
  7. Kieran, this petition complies with the relevant Senate Standing Orders and as such will be accepted by the Clerk of the Parliament. (The House of Representatives, however, does not accept online petitions.)

    Comment by Peter Black on 11 February 2010 at 11:26 pm
  8. thx Peter

    Comment by Kieran on 12 February 2010 at 1:55 am
  9. Hello,

    I copied one of them and made the background semitransparent, so you can use it on different coloured pages.

    http://url2.tk/efa.png

    178 x 60px

    Comment by Anthony on 24 February 2010 at 2:08 am