This is just a brief over view of a critical situation that affects all Australian citizens please check the link the the bottom of the page.
As some of you may or may not know the Australian government is planning to introduce Mandatory Internet Censorship here in Australia, similar to that used by China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. We will be the first Western “Democracy” in the world to have such a system.
Here are a few known facts.
- No other Western Democracy in the world has mandatory Internet Censorship
- Special Interest groups such as religious organisations are already pressuring the government to censor anything they don’t like i.e Atheism. In fact the Communications minister only released the filters test results after collaborating with the Australian Christian Lobby: http://greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/conroy-must-explain-why-christian-lobby-gets-net-filtering-trial-update-greens
- The Government has already been caught adding politically sensitive content to the proposed black list: http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/acma-blacklist-leaked-contains-legal-websites/
- The system has not been properly tested, the filtering trials that took place included only a limited number of internet users. http://apcmag.com/testing-of-conroys-internet-filter-was-flawed-expert-.htm
This filter will set an incredibly dangerous precedent for the future by providing future governments and corporations with a powerful weapon against free-speech.
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