Thursday, 19 March 2009

Why is an anti-abortion website on a blacklist?

I know I have not posted anything to this blog for a while, as I have been busy with the "day to day", but this one could not escape my attention.

According to an article on - Banned hyperlinks could cost you $11,000 a day, the government department that the good Senator Conroy is in charge of - ACMA, is attempting to tell a website to remove a link because it is banned, or face a financial penalty. The link is to an anti-abortion website.

What irritates me to no-end is that this is pure censorship based on religious grounds. I highly doubt there is any terrorist material or unacceptable pornographic material on this anti-abortion website. has compiled a list of what it believes is on the ACMA blacklist. This will never be confirmed as the government is keeping it a secret what is on the blacklist and what is not - but think about this - if the link stops working, then start looking in google's caches. The list may still exist there!

To everyone reading this post, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! To the good Senator Conroy, reverse all your decisions you have made about internet censorship - you are making Australia a joke in the eyes of rest of the world that values freedom of information.

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