Well Kevin Rudd is a socialist so what's the surprise? The Australian Government is going to make it mandatory for all service [providers to filter out porn and "inapproriate content". People will be allowed to "opt-out" but that will of course just make me the Government say "hmmm is that person watching Kiddy Porn?". The Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy said
"Labor makes no apologies to those that argue that any regulation of the internet is like going down the Chinese road... If people equate freedom of speech with watching child pornography, then the Rudd-Labor Government is going to disagree."See that? Anyone who argues against the policy is really a secret kiddie fiddler.... class! He also said,
"There are people who are going to make all sorts of statements about the impact on the [internet] speed... The internet hasn't ground to a halt in the UK, it hasn't ground to a halt in Scandinavian countries and it's not grinding the internet to a halt in Europe.What does the UK have to do with anything? There is no Government legislation that requires ISPs to filter content, so the comparison is frankly complete nonsense. The key here aswell is that this is not about just child porn, this is about filtering out all pornography and other sites that the Government of a supposedly liberal and free democracy have decided people are not allowed to see by default. If they want to look they have to apply, and once they do that the "Pervert Alert" flag will no doubt be raised.