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andrewst
03-21-2006, 12:05 AM
Tuesday Mar 21 12:40 AEDT
Internet service providers (ISPs) will be forced to block violent and pornographic material before it reaches home computers if Labor wins the next federal election.
Under the policy, announced by Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, international websites would be banned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority if they contained graphic sexual or violent material, rated R or higher.
The bans would be maintained by ISPs.
The policy aims to protect the two-thirds of Australian households where no internet filters are in place because of a lack of technical knowledge or cost.
Mr Beazley said all households would be included in the policy unless there was a specific request for access to such material.
It was "too hard" for many parents to install internet blockers on their computers to prevent offensive material being downloaded, he said.
"The point at which you can do that (effectively ban such material) is with the ISP," Mr Beazley told Southern Cross Radio.
"The ISP provider can cut it off.
"They (websites) can be controlled by Australian law and they (ISPs) can control them at the point at which they enter the country."
Similar systems operated in Sweden and Britain, he said.
In the past, Mr Beazley has called on the federal government to provide free internet blockers to all Australian households
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=77589

the Shemp
03-21-2006, 12:16 AM
Tuesday Mar 21 12:40 AEDT
Internet service providers (ISPs) will be forced to block violent and pornographic material before it reaches home computers if Labor wins the next federal election.
Under the policy, announced by Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, international websites would be banned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority if they contained graphic sexual or violent material, rated R or higher.
The bans would be maintained by ISPs.
The policy aims to protect the two-thirds of Australian households where no internet filters are in place because of a lack of technical knowledge or cost.
Mr Beazley said all households would be included in the policy unless there was a specific request for access to such material.
It was "too hard" for many parents to install internet blockers on their computers to prevent offensive material being downloaded, he said.
"The point at which you can do that (effectively ban such material) is with the ISP," Mr Beazley told Southern Cross Radio.
"The ISP provider can cut it off.
"They (websites) can be controlled by Australian law and they (ISPs) can control them at the point at which they enter the country."
Similar systems operated in Sweden and Britain, he said.
In the past, Mr Beazley has called on the federal government to provide free internet blockers to all Australian households
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=77589

does the Labour party have a lot of support?

andrewst
03-21-2006, 12:19 AM
No they have been out now for some 8years
They have very little hope of getting in next time.
I think they would have to chalenge the contsitution (very time consuming) before they could bring in such censorship.

Jan
03-21-2006, 01:06 AM
commies...I hope they'll never win.

Servhot
03-21-2006, 03:31 AM
Never heard about that this system is running in GB or SE, but google already filtered out hardcore sites on the German google search page if they do not use a AVS

Reppy
03-21-2006, 04:24 AM
does the Labour party have a lot of support?
It's a two party preferred style of voting.

Whatever the hell that means.

We've got a dozen political parties running for a chance to win their electorates (both state and federal, but this is federal) but the only two horses in the race is Labor and Liberal.

Honestly, lies saw the Libs win their first term back in office (long story, it's about Goods and Services Tax) and then Australian complacency and a 'she'll be right mate' attitude saw them win a second term (though there was quite a swing Labors way but not enough). Then Labor's inability to bring anything new to the table saw the Libs win their third term.

I've never voted solely with the intention of 'I'm a Liberal supporter or I'm a Labor supporter'. I've voted because of issues or because I was greatly displeased with one parties intentions. Usually it's meant that I've voted for Labor. Though one election years back I voted for the Liberal rep because he was the right man for our electorate. Labor won that one, and my man won his seat, so it was a good result for me.

But if Kim Beastly thinks "It is "too hard" for many parents to install internet blockers on their computers" then maybe those parents shouldn't be on the friggin internet.

I won't let my kids on it without adult supervision. There's plenty I don't want them to see, including the sort of stuff I'm now dealing in. But there's plenty more stuff out there that I don't want, at this stage of their lives, to be exposed to.

Thanks for the article. I'll post it at a few of the (Australian based) forums that I am a part of.

If Kim wants to take that stance then he can go get stuffed. I won't vote for his man (well in this case the local federal representative is a female) come the next election. Though that's 2 or so years away.

andrewst
03-21-2006, 07:32 PM
It was also on the national news last night
On the news they said sweden also has this in place.
Sounds like an easy request for your isp to unblock.
I can`t see it becoming a reality
Thou it is ilegal to have adult material on a server housed in Australia.

Bake
03-22-2006, 07:46 PM
Its nothing but lip service. He seems to be doing something about something that sort of concerns the mindless sheep in aus.
Kim Beazley has about as much chance of winning the next election as me.
He is months behind the times and is just clueless as to how hard this would really be.
I see all those other midless laws they passed about internet have really worked as well.

pr0
03-23-2006, 01:52 AM
hahahahahahahaha

i fucking love it!

a virgin black market on the way!

Reppy
03-31-2006, 02:48 AM
Thou it is ilegal to have adult material on a server housed in Australia.
Is it?

I better go check up on that...

andrewst
03-31-2006, 03:02 AM
Yep you want to watch that one
There was a senater an old prick who never passed any bills his vote was the one that held the balence in the senate he traded out on that vote.
Just don`t have porn on an Australian server.