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The federal government has launched an inquiry into the use of Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 by government agencies to block access to websites.
The Coalition is in damage control over its bungled internet filtering policy, with senior Liberals lining up to distance themselves from the embarrassing "mistake".
The blocking of 1200 websites by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has set off calls for tighter controls on the federal government.
Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) and the Internet Industry Association (IIA) have welcomed the federal government’s back down on Internet filtering, now limiting blocked websites to child abuse sites.
There were mixed reactions from politicians, industry and lobbyists on Friday to communications minister, Stephen Conroy’s revelation that the Government’s controversial internet filtering legislation would be delayed for a year while a review was held into the Refused Classification category of content which the filter would block.
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