[LINK] Quaint stash of censored books found - but no mention of ALP's Net censorship policy
nickrossabc at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 09:15:02 EST 2012
I discovered the Classification Board's secret guidelines a while back...
Something like 90% of all adult content is banned but it only sporadically
I also recently learned that quite a few board members have PTSD and all
have regular counselling.
On Mar 24, 2012 12:48 AM, "Robin Whittle" <rw at firstpr.com.au> wrote:
> There's a story emphasising the now-quaint notions of protecting the
> public which were the law in previous decades - the 1920s to 1980s:
> as if this was all in the past. Yet there's no mention of their
> modern-day equivalent, such as ALP's policy to censor Internet
> communications by mandating filtering at the ISP.
> I don't recall any mention of this policy in The Age or anywhere else in
> the last year or two. Yet it was their policy at the last election, and
> it has never been dropped. They are building a legislated monopoly NBN
> which most people will rely upon for Internet access. So even without
> the censorship law, it would be a simple matter to stipulate that the
> government-owned NBN only be used by ISPs which filter communications
> according to government standards.
> In the above article, Don Chipp of the Liberal Party is credited with
> ending this type of censorship of books, yet I am sure there are still
> some books and magazines which are banned, by way of being "refused
> classification". Also I recall that Helen Coonan - Liberal-National
> Coalition Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the
> Arts, 2004 to 2007 - was opposed to Internet censorship, at least
> regarding mandatory ISP filtering.
> - Robin
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