Mandatory Internet Filtering Fact Sheets

Labor's mandatory ISP filtering plan has generated much debate, and an equal amount of confusion.

In an effort to combat some of the misconceptions and to set out some of the real concerns with the scheme, Electronic Frontiers Australia has prepared the six single-page fact sheets to bring politicians, media and the public up to speed.

For instance:

  • Will the filter prevent children from seeing adult images?
  • Will the filter slow down the Internet for Australians?
  • Who will oversee the administration of the blacklist?
  • Will the filter help police target traffickers of illegal material?
  • How does the scheme compare to those overseas?

The fact sheets cover the following areas:

  1. Overview: What is the scheme, how did it come about?
  2. Cyber-safety: Will the filter protect children and how?
  3. Technical issues: How will the filter work and what are the technical difficulties?
  4. Filtering overseas: How does this scheme compare to those in other democracies?
  5. Combating illegal material: Will the filter crack down on the distribution of child abuse material online?
  6. Filtering and free speech: Does the scheme pose a threat to our democratic freedoms?

EFA welcomes any feedback on the content of these so we can keep them up to date and help drive the debate forward.

Download Filtering Fact Sheets (PDF, 2MB).