It was called the The Great Australian Internet Blackout to protest the government's ISP-level internet content filtering plan, but few big websites took part.
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Communications minister Stephen Conroy has refused to back down on Labor’s mandatory ISP-level filter, despite the near impossibility of the controversial policy passing the lower or upper houses of Parliament.
Telstra and Optus will impose a filter on child pornography and abuse websites for all internet subscribers from halfway through 2011.
The Classification Board’s review of refused classification (RC) material could signal the death of the Labor party’s proposed mandatory ISP-level internet filter, pending its results next year.
The Federal Opposition has moved to trash the Government's highly controversial mandatory ISP-level Internet Filter.
Up to 70 per cent of Australians will have filtered Internet access under a deal between Telstra, Optus, iPrimus and the Federal Government, Communications Minster Stephen Conroy said today.
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