The Australian Government is pushing to implement an internet filter
that's aimed at censoring 'illegal' material on the internet. This filtered internet will be mandatory
to all Australians with a second more restrictive 'clean feed' filter to protect children from harmful content.
Such a mechanism has serious consequences for free speech and access to information. On a technical side, it will also drastically reduce internet speeds in a country that is already ridiculously behind other wired countries in the world, with some tests reporting network performance reductions between 20-75 percent.
Currently, the only other countries in the world that have implemented such government
censorship of the internet are places like Burma/Myanmar, China and North Korea. Australia is a peaceful fully functioning democracy. A filtered internet goes against our principles and is complete overkill for a problem that should be addressed through education and parents.Electronic Frontiers Australia