Censor This? Censordyne

In 2008, the Australian Labor Party introduced a policy of mandatory Internet filtering for all Australians. While the policy has not yet come into force, it has generated substantial opposition, with only a few groups in support. The Labor Party does not have enough votes in the Senate to enact any legislation to support the filter, so that the filter has "effectively been scuttled" unless the government is able to implement the filter by other means.

Get Up – Action for Australia, an independent organisation giving everyday Australians opportunities to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues, have come up with their own ad that they want to put on TV to address the issue.

here it is:

I personally am against Internet censorship and according to multiple surveys I am not the only one. To protect our children, we as parents should take the responsibility and not our ISPs or the government.

4 Responses to Censor This? Censordyne

  1. Andrew Davis says:

    This is really a great video!
    Internet censorship isn’t a big issue here in the United States. What’s the background to this story? What are they proposing be filtered?

    Thanks for posting this!

    • stephanlange says:

      Internet censorship in Australia primarily refers to the proposed banning of certain Internet materials by the Australian Federal Government, through restriction of site access on all Australian Internet Service Providers.

  2. Andrew Davis says:

    Stephanie,
    Thanks for the context. I’m amazed that the Australian government would pursue this.
    Did you guys produce the video?
    Great Work!

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