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  • Mandatory ISP-level filter won't lift cyber safety

    The Federal Government’s proposed mandatory internet service provider-level filter has been dealt another blow with some of the Internet’s largest companies arguing the technology alone will not increase the cyber safety of young Australians.

  • Conroy to receive secret filter forum report

    The Greens have dug up a handful of further details about Labor’s controversial mandatory filter project through the questions on notice procedure, including the fact that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will shortly receive a report on a confidential online forum held by his department on the topic in April this year.

  • Mandatory offering of PC-based filters under Greens cyber safety policy

    The Australian Greens has released its own cyber-safety policy to rival that of the two major parties, with the central planks being an obligation for ISPs to offer PC- or modem-based filtering technology to customers, stronger cybercrime law enforcement and better research and education in the field.

  • Conroy silent on US internet filter knock

    The Federal Government has remained quiet on alleged concerns raised by the US State Department on a proposal to install Internet content filters in Australia. Under the national mandatory filtering plan, ISPs would be required to install filtering technology to prohibit access to websites on a government-held blacklist.