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Australian Government Dumps Mandatory Internet Filtering Scheme

Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Friday, November 9th, 2012
Globalist Report

Australian Federal Government has withdrawn a proposal to implement an internet filtering schemeTHE Australian Federal Government has withdrawn a proposal to implement an internet filtering scheme that has been likened to firewalls operating in China and Iran.

The internet filtering scheme, initially proposed by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2007, would have forced all Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to block all websites that have been identified by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as restricted.

Opposition to the policy when the Australian Government announced the concept of an internet filter in Australia came from many groups, including ISP’s, children’s welfare groups, Google, the US Ambassador to and other prominent civil libertarian groups.

Cyber-activists in Australia even compared the internet filtering scheme to firewalls operating in China and Iran.

The Australian Government’s proposed internet filter, also known as the nanny state filter, will now be replaced with a “slimmed down” version that will only block websites supplied by Interpol that have been identified as displaying child pornography.

Under the existing powers under the Telecommunications Act, ISP’s will be forced to block the list of restricted websites.

internet security filterHowever, questions are still being raised as to why the Australian Government insists on regulating Australia’s internet traffic, even if it’s for purposes pertaining to websites that display illegal content.

When the “slimmed down” version of the internet filter is implemented, there will be no regulations or safeguards to prevent the government from adding other (non-Interpol) websites to the filter list.

This victory comes hand in hand with a recent decision by the Australian Government to withdraw its proposed changes to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 that would have  forced Australian telecommunications companies and ISP’s to collect and store phone and internet data records for a minimum two years.

Considering that the government’s unpopular carbon tax has severely affected the Australian Government’s popularity and that the next election will be held within the next 12 months, is this recent change of heart simply a political decision rather than a moral one?

  • Ooden

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    Apologize Folks… I originally had the Links-embedded into the Headlines in my first post. I have re-posted the Headlines affiliated Links.

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    Video One:
    Fox19.com Video @—>>
    (*Footnote: Should be noticed; that Australia and NZ are already a signatory to this secret “ACTA” Treaty, I doubt if anyone is aware..?)
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    “Reality Check: ACTA international internet treaty…..”

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    http://www.fox19.com/category/240225/video-landing-page?clipId=7164136&autostart=true
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    (* Certain convicted-Radicals seems to espouse much vehement-spite without too much enduring oversight as this Marine experienced)
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    “A U.S. Marine locked up and held in a mental hospital in Virginia. Why? Because the FBI felt threatened by what he was posting on Facebook……”
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    http://www.fox19.com/story/19346944/reality-check-us-marine-held-in-a-mental-hospital-against-his-will-even-though-he-has-committed-no-crime
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    (* Footnote: In the backdrop of this News item; remember the U.N.’s “push” for blasphemy-laws one that is obvious. Internet-Freedom of Speech is threatened, among other things.)
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    ” “Reality Check: U.N. call for law banning blasphemy based on a false narrative?……”
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    http://www.fox19.com/story/19650364/reality-check-un-call-for-law-banning-blasphemy-based-on-a-false-narrative
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    ~O
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  • Ooden

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    To be honest gentlemen, I wouldn’t be too worried about the “15 hits” ceiling. After all; if they want to really seize you… they have absolutely no issues there.

    The reason I conjecture that, is that, if “they” want you, ….there is nothing they can’t pin you on. In the context of today’s governments, ….we are guilty of anything they choose to charge us with, ….and most conveniently-without a warrant as well. We stand guilty (of anything or everything—as it were,) until proven innocent. The globalist’s inspired governments today have indeed mastered the reign of Mastery known as; “Terror of Fear,” when I see us as internet-freedom-soldiers being concerned about “15 hits.”

    Most annoying thing that strikes me is, the radical Muslims and avowed terrorists that advocate destructive-violence via text-mess., FB, internet activities seem to ride high on un-restraint, and even if prosecuted, feather-slapped.

    Nah… don’t be concerned, it is important for the liberty project ….that we get the hits to multi-thousands. It is important to gather and lobby the government of our concern, and even field political candidates—nothing done is everything gone. Though the globalist despise us, …to them, we are the smallest of fry, …that doesn’t even ripple the ponds.

    While this report is not Australian… it serves as a reminder of what is happening in OUR World concerning — Internet liberties….

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    Fox19.com Video @—>>
    (*Footnote: Should be noticed; that Australia and NZ are already a signatory to this secret “ACTA” Treaty, I doubt if anyone is aware..?)
    !===>>
    “Reality Check: ACTA international internet treaty…..”
    <>
    (* Certain convicted-Radicals seems to espouse much vehement-spite without too much enduring oversight as this Marine experienced)
    !===>>
    “A U.S. Marine locked up and held in a mental hospital in Virginia. Why? Because the FBI felt threatened by what he was posting on Facebook……”
    <>
    (* Footnote: In the backdrop of this News item; remember the U.N.’s “push” for blasphemy-laws one that is obvious. Internet-Freedom of Speech is threatened, among other things.)
    !===>>
    ” “Reality Check: U.N. call for law banning blasphemy based on a false narrative?……”
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    Even though the Australian Government has dispensed with the Internet Restrictions thus far… the Globalist and all its conniving cohorts are not resting… Control is the name of the game, and we the people need to be certain this grasp is never placed into their hands. I have just given some video samples to help us discern and weed out enmity from those who think they know best in the control department.

    Last Tuesday's Race was a dreadful outcome for all of us, and I am not talking Melbourne Cup..! — The outcome so significant… we will probably see the "Nectar of Freedom" get comprehensively shredded, that is; "The US Constitution." The immoral-majority who voted their welfare-benevolent pack horse over the line …are likely now to endure the un-imaginable loss of liberty, freedom and pursuit of happiness. Sad thing is, it was their choice by desire, …plainly not of wisdom. A choice that served gratifications ….one that deprives and eventually denies them of un-enslaved lives. It will be impossible to restore what they formerly had … for them, it was a liability—what fools, what sacrifice.

    "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President."

    ~This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011

    God help us, …if OZ's citizenry loses its backbone to police our politicians and government towards good and healthy Sovereignty of our wide-brown-land in which we all proudly live. So pick up the numbers of "hits" we need solidarity and a rational unity to critique and police the globalist who would have otherwise.

    Eureka..!
    ~Ooden
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  • http://www.oziz4oziz.com Tony Ryan

    The website Whirlpool pointed out the site would not work to stop paedophilia online because these guys use a different platform; but it would work well to kill sites critical of the government… which everyone agreed was the true purpose. A survey followed, in which the ministers pet cyber warrior was the only supporter. The eventual death commenced that day. So this scheme has been abandoned while another is being set up as we speak. 15 hits a day and you will be watched. After that it will be hacked delivery of kiddie porn, treason, terrorism or some such pretext to close one down or destroy one’s credibility..

    I am taking steps to ensure I get less than 15 hits a day.

    Long live the revolution.

    • http://www.theglobalistreport.com/ Andrew Puhanic

      I have also heard that the Australian Government is monitoring blog’s that receive more than 15 visitors per day… I wonder what profile they have on the Globalist Report? Or even myself? Will investigate this further…

      Thanks for your contribution Tony.

      • http://www.oziz4oziz.com Tony Ryan

        You are welcome, Andrew. All I can say is that I would be ecstatic if I got 15 visitors a day : ) Thus I am safe from big brother.