Australia/New Zealand

ONI Blog: Australian Activists Fight Filtering Measures
Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's recent announcement that Australia's upcoming filtering scheme would not allow Internet users to opt-out was met with great opposition from the Australian public, as well as some from ISPs. The scheme has also received criticism from...
ONI Blog: Australian ISPs ordered to keep quiet about Internet filtering regulations
According to news reports, Australian ISPs have been ordered to keep quiet about the country's filtering scheme. Following a complaint from the employee of one ISP, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy allegedly had an "intimidating e-mail" sent to keep the ISP...
ONI Blog: Australia's Filtering Ideals
Under Australia's new Internet filtering scheme, citizens will be unable to opt out of inclusion. Instead, they will be able to choose between two blacklists; one blocks content inappropriate for children, the other blocks illegal material. Shortly after the plan...
ONI Blog: Australian Filtering Announcement Raises Questions and Ire
The Australian Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy announced on December 31 2007 that mandatory filtering of the Internet would be instituted there. This announcement follows the Rudd government’s plan to provide a “clean feed internet service for all homes” that...
ONI Blog: New Zealand considers child pornography filter
The New Zealand Internal Affairs department is investigating the efficacy of CleanFeed, a filtering system used by UK ISPs to block access to illegal pornography, such as that containing children or actual violence. Industry groups hope to create a program which...
ONI Blog: Australia Rejects Internet Filtering
Australia's government has rejected a call to implement Internet filtering to target child pornography. The government cited concerns about cost and the effect of filtering mandates on small ISPs, deciding instead to emphasize education. The problem with filtering is that...