A new poll shows that 80 percent of people back web filter:
“A new poll has found overwhelming support for the Government’s internet filter, but an online rights group says that is because people do not know enough about the scheme.”
EFA responds to the vandalism/hacking of Government sites:
“EFA naturally condemns these attacks – not only are they illegal, but they damage the cause by playing to stereotypes of filter opponents as juveniles motivated by a desire to keep the Internet safe for porn. They serve no purpose but to give the Government the moral high ground, and distract from arguments about the ineffectiveness of the policy and its ramifications for free speech.”
The Federal Opposition has renewed its call for an independent audit of the Rudd Government’s mandatory ISP-level filtering trial.
“In a blog post, Opposition Communications Minister Tony Smith wrote that the Federal Coalition supported “sensible and workable measures” to protect children from inappropriate online content. However, the Coalition was yet to be convinced that mandatory filtering will be effective, Smith wrote: “The Coalition would like an independent audit of the trial results and we hope this can happen as soon as possible,” he wrote.