Taken directly from http://www.internetblackout.com.au/
Whats the problem?
The Federal Government is pushing forward with a plan to force Internet Service Providers to censor the Internet for all Australians. This plan will waste millions of dollars and wont make anyone safer.
1. It wont protect children: The filter isnt a cyber safety measure to stop kids seeing inappropriate content such as R and X rated websites. It is not even designed to prevent the spread of illegal material where it is most often found (chat rooms, peer-to-peer file sharing).
2. We will all pay for this ineffective solution: Under this policy, ISPs will be forced to charge more for consumer and business broadband. Several hundred thousand dollars has already been spent to test the filter without considering high-speed services such as the National Broadband Network!
3. A dangerous precedent: We stand to join a small club of countries which impose centralised Internet ce