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Australian government officialy nanny-state: Internet filtering

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 1-Jan-2008 07:11

Another quick post due to the holidays. The Australian government decided that they know better than the people who elected them, and it is making Internet filtering mandatory in Australia.

I agree with Zoli's comments:


"The Land of Oz is already in 2008.  Too bad they ring in the new year with a controversy over government  censorship. Good intentions aside, letting Big Brother grow on people is never a good idea.  Governments can not, and should not take over the family’s responsibility.  It’s a slippery road… governments by their very nature tend to expand: porn filtering today, political views tomorrow - we know where it leads

If you are a parent, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, YOU (and not the government) have the joy and responsibility of bringing the children to a safe and better world."



A dubious filter today can be turned into a political tool tomorrow. It's dangerous. Don't let this monster come in sneakily.

Have a good 2008.

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