Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australia’s leading voice for digital rights since 1994, today released an election scorecard rating a number of national political parties on a range of policies relating to digital rights. The Australian Greens and the Pirate Party … Continue reading

As reported by Bernard Keane in Crikey yesterday, Australia’s corporate regulator - ASIC - has admitted to another incident in which a website blocking request has lead to the inadvertent blocking of thousands of websites. In a written statement [PDF: … Continue reading

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Under intense questioning from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam at Senate Estimates hearings this week, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Environment has revealed that there are three agencies that have used section 313 of the Telecommunications Act to … Continue reading

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After lobbying by a number of internet users and civil liberties groups, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has told Computerworld that he believes greater transparency is needed in relation to actions taken by government agencies to block access to websites. Referring … Continue reading

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The news this week that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission has admitted to inadvertently blocking 1,200 websites while attempting to shut down one fraudulent site displays the agency’s technical incompetence. The revelation yesterday that they have actually blocked numerous websites … Continue reading