stop internet censorship in Australia
27 November 2008
I interrupt the usual crafty goodness of this website with an important message. The Australian government is proposing an internet censorship scheme that goes further than any other democracy in the world. It will make the internet up to 87% slower, more expensive, accidentally block up to one in 12 legitimate sites, will miss the vast majority of inappropriate content and is very easily sidestepped. The government of the day may add any ‘unwanted’ site to a secret blacklist under the scheme.
Our government should be doing everything it can to take Australia into the 21st century economy, and to protect our children. This proposed internet censorship does neither.
If you feel, like me, that this shouldn’t happen, here’s a few things you can do:
- sign the petition at GetUp!
- click the button above to find out more
- write to your MP (pdf)
- Join the Facebook group
We now return you to normal programming. Thank you for your attention.