I've lived in Australia for all my life. For me... there is no place like home, I love this country. Oz has recently(over the last 10 years) been
changing in political/social structure, not for the better but for the worse.
If this filter is ever actually implemented[not only as a trial], I see it very unlikely that Australians will not cause a fuss, if not revolt!
Personal freedom of information in your own home should never be supressed. Australians who don't know, or havent payed attention to what the filter
will be, will scream travesty! when they cannot access content they have been accessing since the days of 56k modems. Im sure the child porn stuff
will get alot of people on board to accept it... but once people notice other sites/forums/content starting to be hidden from us... there will be
unrest and even disorder! One thing Australians are good at is FIGHTING for our right!
More(apparent) problems in OZ at the moment:
: Massive problem at the moment apparently? For the "safety" of people in built up urban environments where pubs/clubs serve alcohol
late into the night apparently causing "drunken antisocial violence" [In Oz there's usually a pub within walking distance... Yes we do love our
beer: that said I still go out clubbing in the city nearly every weekend and havent noticed a spike in violence at all. It's the usual drunk morons
who fall flat on their faces anyway and maybe an idiot here or there wanting a fight. Nothing that wasn't already part of the "going out"
: More police pressence on the streets[I mean all over the place], 360 deg surveillance vans and a myriad of surveillance cams in
strategic areas around "trouble spots" in the city and for some reason on main Hwys that link to the city.
: No level of success in detering violence or anything else for that matter
: Seems that global warming will become the new word for "terrorist" with the main REGIME being our Sun, causing the wolrd as
we know it to implode due to our rubbishing of the environment over 1000s of years of pollution and creating carbon.
: Tax the citizens of the country (for creating the problem ofcourse) calling it a Carbon Tax. Tax major companies(which pollute
indescriminately) a tiny amount as... they control the Gov.
: Tax payers will be slugged with a new tax making day to day life even harder then it already is, even though the GEC hasn't hit oz as
hard as euro/western countries. [I'm sure once this has been thought about more... they will be adding extra taxes in the name of "saving the
planet". Don't know much about chemtrails but have been seeing alot more lately over the past 3 years.
Thank you for allowing me to rant of the downward spilral we are heading on for my first post to ATS.