ABC Radio National: Mandatory Internet Filter

The Rudd Labor government made an election promise to bring in a mandatory internet filter for all Australian web users.

The filter is part of a $125 million cyber-safety plan intended to protect children from inappropriate material on the web.

There’s still no sign of the live trial of the technology that was due to start over a month ago, and in the meantime there’s increasing opposition to the plan.

We hear opposing views on the merits of the internet filter.