There are only two more sleeps until we all hunch over our cardboard cubicles and scrawl numbers on a sheet of paper to determine who will lead the country for the next few years. And while the internet filter may not be as big a concern given the Coalition’s position on blocking any filter legislation, it’s still part of Labor’s policy and something you’ll need to think about as you head to the polls. If you need a refresher of why internet filtering is a bad idea, look no further:
- Fight The Filter with Gizmodo
- The Evolution Of Labor Internet Filter Policy
- Internet Filter Delayed For A Year
- Fight The Filter: Make Sure You’re Enrolled To Vote
- Telstra, Optus And iPrimus Voluntarily Blocking Child Porn Websites
- QOTD: Are The New Temporary Filter Measures All We Need?
- Responses To Today’s Filter Delay Announcement
- Fight The Filter: Why The Filter Delay Changes Nothing
- Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss
- Fight The Filter: Thoughts From The Pirate Party Australia
- Security Expert: “Don’t Waste Limited Resources On Something That Is Nothing”
- Fight The Filter: Thoughts From Ruslan Kogan, CEO Of Kogan Technologies
- Internode, iiNet Not Voluntarily Filtering Child Porn
- Would You Vote For A Political Party That Supports The Internet Filter?
- Why The Filter Won’t Work, A Technical Story
- Why No Form Of Censorship Is A Good Thing
- Fight The Filter Hits Election Mode
- Why Your Senate Vote Matters For Fighting The Filter
- No Filter In The World Would Help Jessi Slaughter
- Keeping Kids Safe Cannot Be Outsourced
- Fight The Filter: When The Punishment Doesn’t Fit The Crime
- Classification And Internet Censorship As An Election Issue
- Greens Postcard Takes The Fight Against The Filter Offline
- Prepare Your Senate Vote Early With Belowtheline.org.au
- Conroy, Smith And Ludlam Debating ICT Policy August 10
- Five Ways Around The Filter In Two Minutes
- Is It All Over? Coalition Will Block The Filter
- Ludlam Drops ‘FTW’ Into Filter Release
- Malcolm Turnbull On The Internet Filter
- Liveblog: The ICT Policy Debate
- QOTD: Who Won The ICT Debate?
- Family First Has An Even Dumber Filter Policy Than Labor
- How To Crush Dissent
An introduction to the campaign.
Colin Jacobs from Electronic Frontiers Australia takes us through the scary history of the filter policy.
Labor tried to smother the issue by announcing a reform of RC material to delay the filter legislation by at least a year.
Despite delaying the filter, it is still Labor policy and should therefore be considered dangerous.
Anti-filter campaigner Mark Newton explains how nothing has changed with the filter’s delay.
They may not be a major party, but their arguments are sound.
This was a cross-publication poll with over 38,000 votes, 97% of whom would not vote for the filter. Pretty damning statistic.
SysAdmins know the internet better than anyone. Andy Leyden explains how unbelievably easy it will be to bypass the planned filter
Possibly the most important part of your vote on Saturday is understanding that the filter is a Senate issue that means your Senate vote is important.
Proving that filtering is not a religious issue, religious blogger Steve Kryger argues some sensible alternatives to mandatory filtering
Australian Sex Party founder Fiona Patten shows us just how scary censorship and classification can be.
If you still haven’t done this, go and do it now!
Nice and easy.
This was the moment we were waiting for. The filter, while still Labor policy, should never become law now. Still, vigilance is required!
The filter slipped from the agenda a bit after the Coalition’s announcement, but it still played a part.
An amazing and frightening look at how technology can be used to be used as a censorship tool.
Remember Gizmodians – even though the Libs and Greens have promised to block the filter legislation in the Senate, that doesn’t mean you should be complacent. Your vote matters when you head to the polls on Saturday – make sure you really think about where your numbers go, especially in the Senate.