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  • Section 313 inquiry to scrutinise website blocking

    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.

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    Internet filter idea a mistake: Coalition

    The Coalition is in damage control over its bungled internet filtering policy, with senior Liberals lining up to distance themselves from the embarrassing "mistake".

  • Federal government slammed for blocking websites

    The blocking of 1200 websites by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has set off calls for tighter controls on the federal government.

  • Industry, activists welcome Internet filter back down

    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.

  • Industry reacts to Net filter delay

    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.