Your Internet connection will be censored

What’s this about?

Early this year, the Rudd Government will introduce a new law requiring Internet service providers to filter all Internet connections, including yours.

The stated goal of the filter is to protect children, however the filter will only serve to give parents a false sense of security. It will not block the vast majority of sites unsuitable for children, nor mitigate the other, more serious risks facing children online such as cyber-bullying.

The list of sites to be blocked will be secret, and not open to public review. It comes with no guarantees about how it might be expanded later by this or future governments.