Recent Press Reports

This is a list of press reports on the Australian Internet censorship issue that have appeared since the NSW proposals were announced.
July 9
"Limit online access, recommends ABA"
The Australian

"Big Brother wants chilling consistency"
The ABA wants to treat the Internet like TV - and that's a mistake, writes John Hilvert
The Australian

"Softer line sought on Net censorship" - Sue Lowe
Sydney Morning Herald

"Public to vet Net code" - Mike van Niekerk and Sue Lowe
The Age

July 8
"Net industry backs self censorship"
Australian Financial Review

July 6
The Return of the Wowsers
Sydney Morning Herald

June 20
"Watching over the Internet"
Editorial - The Australian

June 18
"US Court ruling is relevant here too" - John Hilvert
The Australian

"Cyber surfers best placed to rule the ether" - Jeremy Horey
The Australian

"Attorneys-general may delay Internet laws" - David Crowe
Financial Review

"Censorship fight hots up" - Mark Lawrence
The Age

"Net groups to back US court win" - Rodney Chester
The Courier-Mail

High tech catches Censor in the Net" - Jon Casimir
The Age

"A comfortable illusion shattered by the Net
The new-age banned wagon" - Jon Casimir
Sydney Morning Herald

June 17
"Internet Industry remains wary despite US result"
Financial Review

Censors not needed in cyberspace"
Editorial - The West Australian

June 14
"US judges block law on cybersmut"
The Courier-Mail

"Internet in an indecent court win" - David Crowe
The Australian

June 12
"Subscriber fights Internet censor bid" - Danielle Webster
The Queensland Times

"MA-rated Net: Coming Soon" - David Braue
PC Week

June 5
"NSW Internet legislation leaks" - Simon Sharwood
PC Week

"Tightening the reins on the Net"- by PC week staff
PC Week

May 28
"Internet rating 'neither possible nor desirable' "
Financial Review

"Angry Net users take to the streets" - David Higgins
The Australian

"Protest at Internet control" - Sue Lowe
Sydney Morning Herald

May 21
"Why I will march for Net freedom" - Peter Merel
The Australian

"Censorship target of protest march"
The Australian

"Secret to Net censorship is in the PICS" - AUUG
The Australian

"Self-censorship small price for free speech"
The Australian

April 30
"ABA chief blasts critics of Internet censorship laws" - John Hilvert
The Australian

April 17
"Perspective column" - Kerrie Murphy
PC Week

April 10
"NSW plans Net censorship" - Simon Sharwood
PC Week

April 4
"No place for cyber-censorship in a free society" - McKenzie Wark
The Australian

"Futile moves on Net porn" - Jon Casimir
Sydney Morning Herald

"Proposed censorship 'highlights government ignorance' "
The Queensland Times

April 3
"Net censorship hits NSW" - Angus Kidman
Australian Personal Computer

"Internet porn pedlars face jail" - Michael Sharp
Sydney Morning Herald