There has been quite a lot of chatter around the internet for at least the past 12 months about the Labor Party’s proposed mandatory internet filter.
Personally I think it is a terrible idea. Yes I’m concerned about the potential for the filter to interfere with free speech and civil liberties, but the fundamental problem with it is that it simply won’t work. That makes it a very expensive mistake as well.
This video by the Electronic Fronteers Foundation shows just how ineffective
it will be:
It goes without saying that child pornography is abhorrent, but a filter of the Internet is simply bad policy and a horrible waste of money.