Earlier this year you might have heard the massive ruckus being kicked up by Australia’s online community. They were, and still are, angry about the Federal Government’s plan to bring in a compulsory internet filter, aimed at improving cyber-safety by blocking websites with criminal content. [Here it’s worth pointing out that the proposed filter does not only block "criminal content" but everything considered "Restricted Content" which has a far wider definition.]
The Government’s released the report into the trial and say it’s all systems go – they want the filter in place by the middle of next year. Damian Smith spoke to Curtin University Internet Studies Lecturer Dr Tama Leaver on Morning Magazine.