Internet filtering

About Mandatory Internet Filtering

Mandatory Internet Filtering has been proposed as a way to supposedly prevent the exploitation of women by preventing or, at least controlling, access to pornography. It is presumed that (1) all pornography is degrading to women; and (2) that mandatory filtering will end or, at least, drastically reduce the availability of pornography. Given the increase in the trafficking of heroin and other illegal drugs after the decades long "War on Drugs", it seems no less likely that a ban on Internet pornography will be end of pornography. Rather, it will make it more costly and give more business opportunities for gangsters as has occurred with narcotics drugs as a result of its criminalisation.

Stop Internet Censorship!

I could have started a Blog on many subjects - there is alot of bad & useless bureaucratic mangling going on - the site below is already linked to can do better - but I hope this blog will high-light the URGENCY of the matter, which is already being pushed through as you read this: Please consider writing to the Senator and there's also a petition running from the site. Thankyou for reading Agent Provocateur A personalised letter to the Minister sends a powerful message: We don't like the policy, and we care. Letters can be sent to the Ministerial office: Senator Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Level 4, 4 Treasury Place Melbourne Vic 3002 If you're not sure what to say, you might wish to use the following as a template: Dear Minister, As an Australian and an internet user, I have serious concerns about your mandatory Internet filtering initiative. Given the importance your Government has attached to modernising Australia's broadband network, pursuing a policy that can only slow down and increase the costs of home internet access seems misguided at best.