What the bureaucrats say:

Here’s the official line of the bureaucrats, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. “In May 2008 the Australian Government committed $125.8 million over four years to support a comprehensive range of cyber-safety measures, i…

Canberra calls net filter trial

THE federal Government has released details of its long-awaited call for expressions of interest on live internet-service-provider content filtering trials. The Government is asking all ISPs to participate, as their feedback is important. Child protectio…

Net censorship plan backlash

The head of big Australian ISP, iiNet, Michael Malone, has labelled the Communications Minister the worst we’ve had in the 15 years. He said he would sign for the "ridiculous" trials, scheduled from December 24 this year. Separately, in Senate…

No opt-out of filtered Internet

From IT journals to ISPs, they are pretty much against the Governments plan. How could one Minister be so clever as to get everybody bar the religious right offside? Read what an industry player say. Australians will be unable to opt-out of the governmen…