According to some, Australia is a country where access to the Internet is heavily restricted; Senator Hon. Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity for the Australian Government put out this media release with the title “Measures to improve safety of the internet for families” reflecting the Australian Government’s announcement: Measures to increase accountability and transparency for Refused Classification material.

The online search engine Google ranked Australia as one of the most censored countries in the world, and the Australian Government is looking to introduce even stricter controls on the Internet, add further filtering to the Internet, etc… Google tells Australia its ‘Net filters go way too far and raised objections in this in its PDF document on Mandatory ISP Level Filtering: Submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications & Digital Economy

I’ll be writing more about this soon, but thought I’d post this video link now, and then get back to writing my commentary later…

Tijuana Sunset Movie

There’s a lot that needs to be said, however the opening of the film and reference to Facebook was what prompted the birth of this particular blog entry and inherent subject matter…

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