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I do not support the plan to impose mandatory internet filtering.
I am stunned a plan such as this is even being proposed in Australia. How will the Australian people be able to call ourselves a democracy if we are not given to right to choose what we view on the internet? If I wanted the government to choose what is appropriate for me and my family, then I would move to China, Iran or North Korea.
Spending time and money to try stop people from seeing illegal content can only take away from the efforts to prevent that illegal content being made in the first place. If you really are interested in protecting the Australian people, we would be better served giving the proposed $40 million dollars to the Australian Federal Police to catch whoever it is that is making the illegal content.
Topic: Minister Tanner's welcome