Internet Filtering

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced that Optus will take part in the Australian Government’s Internet filtering pilot. Optus is the 2nd largest ISP in Australia. It joins Primus Telecommunications, Highway 1, Nelson Bay Online, Netforce, OMNIconnect, TECH 2U and Webshield. A survey by Generation Next parenting seminars found that 1 million minors were allowed unsupervised internet access.
For Conroy’s press release and info: http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/2009/027
Generation Next survey: http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,,25303028-5005370,00.html

Action: The Australian Christian Lobby is asking people to share first hand stories of the damage porn causes which would be treated with the strictest confidence , without revealing identities to convince politicians and others of the harm the scourge of pornography is causing.

Action: The ACL is also encouraging people to use this year’s National Day of Thanksgiving May 30 (See What’s on) to thank Conroy for his efforts to filter pornography and violence from the internet at service provide level. Conroy has received a torrent of opposition from the porn industry and sections of the internet industry and expressions of thanks to him would be beneficial.

ACL contact details (mark confidential- att Chief of Staff): chiefofstaff@acl.org.au

Australian Christian Lobby
4 Campion St
Deakin ACT
2600

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POSTED 1 May 2009
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