No internet ‘kill switch’ for Australia, says Communications Minister

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said the Australian Government wouldn’t take the sort of action its counterpart in Egypt has over the past week, in attempting to block communication between protesters in the country by shutting down all access to the internet.Egypt has attracted international condemnation for its Government’s internet shutdown command, which saw communications in the country severed from January 27 by executive order. Vodafone said services had eventually been restored to its customers in Egypt on Saturday morning, noting in a blog post several days ago that it had no legal options but to comply with “the demands of the the authorities” on the issue.

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