Australian internet filter proposal postponed

Work on controversial scheme stopped until after election

Australia has shelved its internet filtering legislation until after the country’s next general election, scheduled to be held in a year’s time, or possibly sooner.

The initiative was controversial from the start, with many organisations expressing opposition.

The aim of the proposed legislation was to force ISPs to disallow access to illegal material such as child pornography.

The office of Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced today that the proposal would proceed no further until the next election.

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