Reasons from the left to oppose the Internet filter

This guest post is written by Mark Bahnisch from Lavartus Prodeo for our series of blog posts on the importance of online civil liberties as part of EFA’s 2010 Fundraising Campaign … There are a range of good arguments against the Rudd government’s internet filter, some emphasised for persuasive or tactical reasons, some reflective of […]

Government: Don't feed the trolls

There are jerks on the internet. Given how many jerks there are off the internet, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. (I’m willing to bet that the first cave painting was barely dry before a jerk came along and drew an oversized penis on one of the animals.) Nevertheless, the offensive defacement last week of two Facebook […]

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 […]