Outcry on Australian internet censorship
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 20/12/2009 23:22
The Federal Government's proposal for an internet filter faces a barrage of criticism, including from both sides of politics and a former High Court judge.
Two Liberal backbenchers, Jamie Briggs and Alex Hawke, condemned the proposal. The Opposition doubts the legislation can be workable, although it has promised to examine it.
''We are open to proposals, provided they achieve their objective without unfortunate side effects,'' Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said.