Press coverage of Australian Federal Government proposals for online content regulation
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Media Coverage of Content Regulation Proposals
This page provides links to online media releases and media coverage of current Australian Federal Government proposals for Online Content Regulation.
On 5 September 1997 The Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston issued a press release "ABA to assist development of online content codes of practice".
On 15 July 1997 the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Alston, and the Attorney-General, Mr Williams released proposals for Internet regulation. The Department of Communications and the Arts issued a media release "National framework for on-line content regulation" on that day.
Responses to this include:
- Global Internet Liberty Campaign "AUSTRALIAN INTERNET PROPOSALS -- THREAT TO FREEDOM; BURDEN ON ISPS", 27 July 1997
- Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc. "GOVT INTERNET PROPOSALS -- THREAT TO FREE SPEECH; BURDEN ON ISPS", 20 July 1997
- The Australian "Federal Net plan 'fatally flawed', says EFA" 14 August 97
- The Age "The death of censorship" by Alan Kohler, 31 July 97
- The Age "Speak up, or forever be censored" by Jenny Sinclair, 29 July 97
- The Australian "Cure could be worse than complaint" by Jeremy Horey, 29 July 97
- The Australian "Your Say" 29 Jul7 97, results of previous weeks question stated:
Is Communication Minister Richard Alston's latest proposal for Internet regulation a reasonable compromise?
YES: 7% NO: 93%
The "Your Say" page is replaced every Tuesday. So it is now different.
- The Age "On the Net, hard-core porn is just two minutes away" by James Button, 23 July 97
- The Australian "Net controls welcomed with reservations" by Mark Hollands, 22 July 97
- Australian Financial Review "Industry likes Canberra's Net proposals" by Grant Butler, 17 July 97
- The Australian "Feds to clamp down on Net porn", 16 July 97
- The Australian "ISPs scorn 'narrow' porn report", by Steve Creedy, 1 July 97
- Australian Financial Review "$100,000 fine proposed for those out of line online" by David Crowe, 27 June 97
Please inform Michael Baker of any media coverage which is not included on this page.
Last updated 24 August 1997