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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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The Senate Committee on Environment and Communications has published a report which recommends against prohibiting charges for silent (unlisted) numbers. This is a very disappointing outcome given that all but one of submissions received (including EFA’s), strongly recommended the introduction … 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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EFA welcomes the passage through the Senate of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012, which finally introduces an R18+ classification for computer games, bringing the classification system for computer games into line … Continue reading

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam yesterday rose to address the Senate specifically on the subject of the Rudd government's mandatory internet filter. The speech is easily the most substantial given in Parliament to date, and was withering in its assessment of … Continue reading

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