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Australia pushes net censorship in Washington

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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Australia pushes net censorship in Washington


www.smh.com.au

Australian government representatives have recently met US officials in Washington to discuss concerns over the forthcoming internet censorship regime raised by the US ambassador to Australia and the US State Department.
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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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I'm sorry to say I must provide this latest update regarding the appalling Rudd government's continuing moves to implement internet censorship in Australia.

I hope the Americans give them "what for"!

However recent reports allude to the developing love affair between Obama Barrack & Kevin Rudd.

Here's the full article



Australia pushes net censorship in Washington


ASHER MOSES
April 23, 2010 - 3:16PM



Australian government representatives have recently met US officials in Washington to discuss concerns over the forthcoming internet censorship regime raised by the US ambassador to Australia and the US State Department.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has come under increasing pressure to reveal the content of discussions with US officials after the US State Department said it had "raised concerns" with Australia and the US ambassador said net censorship was not necessary.

On ABC's Q&A program this month, US ambassador Jeffrey Bleich said the same goals set out by the government on cyber safety could be achieved without censorship. Bleich said the US was willing to "share our efforts" with Australia.

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Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:11 AM
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I feel the meeting was about the obvious way the Australian government wants to implement it.

I am sure ol Washington has there teams of posters making everything seem all fine in USA land, related to fantasy land.

We have our own reps making moves within moves.

Oh well, stock up on knowledge and alternate communication systems as much as possible.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by ghostsoldier




www.getup.org.au/campaign/SaveTheNet

GetUp! Sign the online petition


I can't believe they are still forging ahead with this. They're obviously not being driven by reason. This is obviously just a test in a first world country - to gauge how restricting the free flow of information will need to take place.

This is reminding me of the La Li Lu Le Lo and GW.

Its sooo stupid!

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by ghostsoldier
I can't believe they are still forging ahead with this. They're obviously not being driven by reason. This is obviously just a test in a first world country - to gauge how restricting the free flow of information will need to take place.

This is reminding me of the La Li Lu Le Lo and GW.

Its sooo stupid!
[edit on 23/4/10 by ghostsoldier]


They're forging ahead with this because they know they can count on the Liberals and the National Socialist party in the Senate to get this bill through...

Lets face it, it panders to the conservative dills that primarily vote Liberal and National Socialist and why would they block a bill that their conservative constituency likes ? The Rudd government has no right to call itself Labor any more as it has taken a huge leap over the center and to the right of the political scale...

Its becoming clearer by the day this filter will become reality and everyone should start checking out O/S VPN providers for cost, speed, reliability and so on...

Edit to add - Again, regardless of who traveled to where and who organised it, the US can stay the hell out of Australian domestic issues, regardless of whether they might be right or wrong...

Besides, isn't the US lecturing Australia about internet filtering pots and kettles with the US pushing ACMA


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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by ghostsoldier

They're obviously not being driven by reason. This is obviously just a test in a first world country - to gauge how restricting the free flow of information will need to take place.


Exactly.

There is no way America will help keep Australian internet uncensored.
All the big countries want this kind of government control of information.
"Think of the children" is just a classic use of misdirection while we all have the wool pulled over our eyes.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Unreal!!!! I agree, the fear mongering 'think of our children' junk is ridiculous!

Why not leave it up to the parents to decide what/who/how our children view on the web. Or is that the problem? Bad parenting? Next thing you know we'll have bills to stop us from having children...O hmmm...Or is that already starting?

I dont know much about the logistics of this issue but I signed the petition against it! And I will spread the word. Dont go down without a fight!



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Thanks for your comments.

The whole thing is disgusting.

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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THIS is what Internet Censorship looks like...

i.imgur.com...



It's coming.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
THIS is what Internet Censorship looks like...
i.imgur.com...
It's coming.


CanadianDream420.....

I've inserted your interesting graphic for convenience.

I'm not exactly sure of the point you are making.



Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not.

[edit on 23-4-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Why is the US ambassador raising concerns about this ?
I thought this sort of thing was right up the street of any Western government.
Although I found his comment rather amusing;

"The internet needs to be free. It needs to be free the way we have said the skies have to be free, outer space has to be free, the polar caps have to be free, the oceans have to be free. They're shared resources of all the people of the world."

How many of those things are actually ''free'' ?! Surely just about all of those things are censored in some form.


Sadly, it appears to me that the Australian government will push through with this bill one way or another, regardless of how unpolular it is amongst their people. I just wonder why Australia was chosen as the testing grounds for something that I fear will hit all Western countries in the not too distant future.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by The Alamo Ripper
dude not everybody in the government is evil and wants to control you or part of nwo.. it looks like you have been spending wayyy to much time on ats.... You know the its nice outside get some fresh air buddie


The Alamo Ripper.....

So.....does that mean you support this?

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by The Alamo Ripper
dude not everybody in the government is evil and wants to control you or part of nwo.. it looks like you have been spending wayyy to much time on ats.... You know the its nice outside get some fresh air buddie


Why does just about every Western government have the same modus operandi when it comes to governing and lust for control of their citizens ?
I believe that the Australian censorship bill will pass through no matter how much apparent disapproval there is from their populace, and most other governments will follow suit within the coming years.



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