Opt-out, opt-in: the internet filter hokey pokey

This article by EFA Board Member Sean Rintel was originally published on The Conversation. See the original article. A ‘badly worded sentence or two’ put shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull on the back foot yesterday. AAP/Dan Himbrechts   As of last night both major Australian political parties can claim to have at one time backed […]

The internet filter that wasn’t – an Open Internet back on the political agenda

Electronic Frontiers Australia again reiterated its opposition to an internet filter today after the Coalition announced, and then abandoned, plans to implement an ‘opt-out’ internet filter Thursday. The announcement was one of the key points of the party’s 11 page policy ‘to Enhance Online Safety for Children’. The proposed content filter would have affected smart […]

Xenophon opposes mandatory ISP filtering, but fight not over yet

Asher Moses reports that “The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has effectively been scuttled, following an independent senator’s decision to join the Greens and Opposition in blocking any legislation required to get the scheme started.” This news has set the blogosphere and twitter alight with celebration. Unfortunately, that may all be a bit […]