|Labor proceeding with cyber safety policy to protect children from illegal internet content
||[May. 19th, 2008|09:33 pm]
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Monday May 19, 2008
CANBERRA, Australia - Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, has confirmed that labor will proceed with the cyber safety policy.
Under the government’s filtering plan, Internet Service Providers will filter out content that is identified as prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The ACMA ‘blacklist’ of prohibited websites is currently compiled by a complaints-driven mechanism. The list includes visual and textual content. The ACMA ‘blacklist’ will be expanded through cooperation with international law enforcement agencies and regulators to ensure that children are protected from harmful and inappropriate online material.
Senator Conroy said “The Rudd government has an election commitment to the introduction of ISP level filtering to reduce the exposure of children to illegal content that is identified by ACMA.
The ACMA blacklist of prohibited websites is currently compiled by a complaints-driven mechanism. The list will be expanded through international cooperation. The government does not believe children using the internet should be exposed to this material.