originally known as the “Australian government secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist”, as the latest publicly available version appears to. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) spent just over $, in to investigate complaints against internet. In March the ACMA revealed that a number of pages on Wikileaks were put on the blacklist of banned websites because the pages linked.

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Dear Australian Communications and Media Authority, Can you please provide a copy of the current revision of the document originally known as the “Australian government secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist”, as the latest publicly available version appears to be more than 7 years old.

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Therefore, please allow me to rephrase my request: Bythe then Federal Government attempted to introduce an Internet censorship regime. Shortly before the federal electiontwo political parties issued new policies on Internet censorship. Hackers stole names, addresses, and dates of birth of North Korean defectors. Tips for Sources After Submitting. If you do this and are a high-risk source you should make sure there are no traces of the clean-up, since such traces themselves may draw suspicion.

Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits was furious the government has potentially annexed tens of millions of dollars in revenue after its Betfair. The report focused primarily blafklist evaluating the effectiveness of client-side filtering schemes which were generally ineffectivebut also discussed some of the difficulties with ISP-based filtering [66]. The debate over Internet filtering has incited some tension in Australia, with threatening phone calls and emails being received by advocates of both sides blacklkst the debate.

The Internet is the physical network used to convey requests from users’ computers to these servers and responses from the servers back to the users. In MarchStephen Conroy dismissed suggestions that the Government would use the filter to crack down on political dissent as “conspiracy theories”.


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wcma Retrieved 31 March The stakes have been raised. A press release from the Pirate Party also expressed outrage that the Australian Communications and Media Authority had allegedly blacklisted whistleblower website WikiLeaks. In an open letter to Prime Minister Kevin RuddReporters Without Borders states that the web filter is not blaclkist solution to combating child sex abuse, and the plan entails risks to freedom of expression.

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Telstra now supports eSIMs for wearables. In Octoberthe governing Australian Labor Party proposed extending Internet censorship to a system of mandatory filtering of overseas websites which are, or acmma would be, “refused classification” Acmma in Australia.

Australian radio presenter and writer Helen Razer dislikes the filter because she enjoys pornography, does not believe it causes harm to adults, and doesn’t think that children are at much risk: You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time.

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In Junethe country passed an amendment which will allow the court-ordered censorship of websites deemed to primarily facilitate copyright infringement. This article needs to blacklust updated. Archived from the original on 13 October For example, it remains unclear why the ACMA, a year after Conroy postponed the filter, had commenced evaluating new sites for its blacklist. In Septemberthe group Anonymous reawakened, in Operation Didgeridiein order to protest the policy of Internet censorship, and on 9 September initiated a Distributed Denial-of-service attack against the prime minister’s website.

Skip to content Close. Ross Balcklist of The Australian believes that the filter was not introduced in to defuse it as an election issue, and that if it is re-introduced into the next parliament it could be even more censorious than the current proposal.


My Health Record had 42 data breaches in but no ‘malicious’ attacks: Perhaps not quite so much as I enjoy living among citizens who take an entitlement to free speech for granted.

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Inthe OpenNet Initiative found no evidence of Internet filtering in Australiabut due to legal restrictions ONI does not test for filtering of child pornography [1] [2] or cyberbullying. Although access must generally be given to conditionally exempt documents, the agency could reasonably say that the release would be contrary to the public interest because it would defeat the policy purpose of the document.

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The Family First Party blwcklist a far stricter policy of mandatory filtering at the Internet service provider level. The campaign received widespread coverage in most major Australian newspapers and news websites.

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IIA have stated that no new legislation amendments were acmx because ISPs were installing filters to censor access to facilitate carrying out legal requests under s of the Telecommunications Act. Retired Justice Michael Kirby believes that it is a bad example for the government of a democratic country like Australia to take control of what people hear and what information they get, and made comparisons to the situation in Iran and Burma []. Colin Jacobs, vice-chairman of Electronic Frontiers Australiasaid that blacilist pitfalls of mandatory ISP filtering were illustrated by the problems in the UK caused by the blocking of a single Wikipedia page.

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