'Say No to Net Censorship'
1999 Campaign


This page contains information about EFA's 1999 campaign opposing the Commonwealth Government's Internet censorship laws. For more up-to-date information, see: Say NO to Net Censorship

The remainder of this page contains 1999 campaign materials. Insofar as these refer to blocking of access by ISPs, the information is out of date, as the proposed law in that respect was amended. Information relative to other aspects of this law remains relevant as at June 2002.


1999 'Say No to Net Censorship' Campaign

On 21 April 1999, the Federal Government introduced Internet censorship legislation (in the form of an amendment to Broadcasting Services Act) into the Senate, despite earlier assurances that an exposure draft would be released for public comment. This legislation threatens the freedom of Australian Internet users and the future of our economy - but will not achieve its claimed goal of protecting children.

Please take the time to read about what is happening and to take action to help stop it.

Information & Resources

The protest rallies of May 28th 1999

Campaign Supporters


In Brief: It just WON'T WORK.

By trying to prevent adult acccess to adult content, the Bill not only impinges on our basic FREEDOMS - it will actually make it MORE likely that children will be exposed to unsuitable material.

It will cause extensive DAMAGE to Australia's Internet INDUSTRY, both access and content providers, raising COSTS for everyone.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE accompanying the Bill will result in the blocking of all kinds of content - and threats to personal PRIVACY.

It imposes on Australia a more AUTHORITARIAN regime than Singapore or Malaysia - and makes us the LAUGHING-STOCK of the world.

We are calling for the repeal of the Bill.
The legislation is both unnecessary and dangerous.


The legislation

Analysis and Commentary

Technology Sites

Other Sites

Take action

Media Announcements (1999)

Other Resources

Discussion

This Bill and other censorship issues can be discussed in the newsgroup aus.censorship and on the stop-censorship mailing list (send "subscribe" to stop-censorship-request@lists.efa.org.au).

Humour


Organisations, businesses, and communities supporting this campaign

Business
HyperNet SA
Australian and New Zealand Search Engine
Goldweb Internet
Caboolture Networks
Shagreen Design
Triode Internet
E Lists
Net Services Australia
Rubberduck Industries
Wolfcat Web
Ozstralia.Net
HTS
Blackbird Systems
Sapphire Coast Internet
Chariot Internet
Eurocom Computers
CME Technologies
Geelong Online
Internode Professional Access
Bunbury Technologies
the.net enterprises
QLDwide
Ace Online
DayWest Computing
Dark Horizon Communications
West Australian Networks
Precisium
Honeybee Productions
Southwest Internet Systems
Global Web
nOw.com.au
Brisbane Internet Technology
AVS Network
nothing.com.au
TP Designs
Reynolds Technology
UltraNet
Internet Support Services
Omen Internet
iiNet
RP Internet
Connect Infobahn Australia
Southern Internet Services
Highlands Internet
Albury.net
Community and Media
VicRaves
Faerie@Cyber
Glasswings
VICNET
Yaegar's MUD resources
Sydney Skydiving Centre
Suburbia Public Access Network
UTS Programmers' Society
lost.net.au
www.ausradio.nu
AustNet IRC Network
Free4all Classifieds
AauG Services Perth
Spankoz Australia
SPRACI
Linux Australia
Pinkboard
Ballarat Internet Guide
mindrape
EMU Cafe
Rough Cut
catalyst
The Personals Network (teens)
aus.personals
Capital Dreaming
ttalk
BigPong
Radio 4ZZZ
EFnet #Aussies
Slashdot
User Friendly
Byzantium
WAIA
oz.org (IRC)

Please send suggestions for additional links to Danny Yee <danny.yee@efa.org.au>