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Government Net censorship Plan Facing Backlash in Australia

As opposition grows against the Government’s controversial plan to censor the internet, the head of one of Australia’s largest ISPs has labeled the Communications Minister the worst we’ve had in the past 15 years.

Despite significant opposition from internet providers, consumers, engineers, network administrators and online rights activists, the Government is pressing ahead with its election promise of protecting people from unwanted material, this week calling for expressions of interests from ISPs keen to participate in live trials of the proposed internet filtering system.

Michael Malone, head of iiNet, Australia’s largest ISP, said he would sign up to be involved in the “ridiculous” trials, just to show how impractical it is.

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