Internet censorship

Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, Senator  Stephen Conroy, announced Nov 12 that Australia’s major Internet Service  Providers (ISPs) are required to block child abuse websites on the INTERPOL  ‘worst of’ child abuse list.

For Conroy press release click here.

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Hickey fears for children

Angela Pownall, the West Australian, Feb 8, 2012 \”Hickey fears for new age children\” writes about comments from Perth Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey who says child abuse and neglect are on the rise because more children are being brought up by parents in \”unstable\” de facto or same-sex relationships. To read article and to answer a poll on whether you agree with Hickey click here.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Armadale Abuse

Armadale has the highest rate of child abuse in Perth, according to Department of Child Protections Stats (“New Child Abuse Centre” by Jaime Shurmer, Comment News March 8, p6.)

345 children were in care in Armadale in 2008-09. The Dept received 3291 calls in Armadale in 2008-09. Rockingham has 163 children in care. The Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc new centre was opened to cater for up to 600 children.

 

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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