Plans by the Australian Government to introduce a mandatory ISP-level internet filter have suffered another blow with the release of the interim report of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety.
After reviewing arguments from both proponents of the cyber-safety measure and those opposed, the Committee declined to make any recommendations or endorse the policy in a chapter dedicated to discussion of the proposal.
The Federal Government introduced the proposal in 2007 as part of its Cyber-Safety agenda. But now the Government’s Cyber-Safety Committee has questioned whether it would be any more effective than industry-led initiatives. …