Posts Tagged ‘Greens’

  • “Rape simulator” game and Internet censorship

    Mar 31 2010, 1:50

    There is a report in the Sydney Morning Herald today about a “rape simulator” game RapeLay: Attempts to ban a deplorable “rape simulator” video game have only caused it to spread virally across the internet, leading to calls for sites hosting the game to be blocked by internet censors. Karen Willis, executive officer of the […]

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  • Australian Greens: “Google shows the way on China”

    Mar 24 2010, 11:04

    The Australian Greens have issued a media release praising Google for no longer censoring search in China, as well as for their position on the Australian Government’s plan to censor the Internet: The Australian Greens say Google’s bold decision to stop censoring search and news results in China has shown the way for other companies […]

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  • Another report on Labor division over Internet censorship plan

    Mar 23 2010, 8:38

    In The Australian today, Fran Foo reports about growing internal division in the Labor Party over the mandatory ISP level filtering policy: THE mandatory ISP internet filtering scheme is fast becoming a political liability for the government, with divisions in caucus becoming apparent. Labor senator Kate Lundy has publicly called for an opt-in mechanism instead […]

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  • What happened – and didn’t happen – in Parliament this week … and what it all means

    Mar 19 2010, 1:40

    This week has been an important week for the Open Internet campaign against the Government’s proposal to censor the Internet, in part because of what was said and what happened in Parliament, but more for what didn’t happen. ┬áLast night the Parliament adjourned until the budget week in May, bringing to an end the Autumn […]

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  • SMH: “Opposition grows to filter”

    Feb 25 2010, 10:21

    The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting this morning that the opposition in Canberra to the Government’s mandatory Internet filter is growing: BACKBENCH MPs on both sides of politics opposed to the government’s internet filtering proposal are vigorously lobbying their colleagues, creating a potential roadblock to the plan backed by the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy. A […]

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