Australia says no to mandatory national internet filtering

Communications Minister Helen Coonan said the government had recently reviewed ways of preventing child pornography, including a British-style national internet filtering system but rejected it.
Senator Coonan said the study had found such a filter would cost around $45 million a year initially and $33 million a year in later years.
She said it also had the potential to choke the internet and drive up costs for consumers and small business.
NEWS.com.au | No to filtering: Coonan (01-12-2004)