Government porn filter poses greater risks

The Federal Governments plan to force all internet service providers (ISPs) to filter online pornography and violent content will see Australian’s access to the internet controlled in the same manner as users in China, Burma, Vietnam, North Korea and Saudi Arabia experience. Under the plan the Australian Communications and Media Authority will prepare a blacklist of unsuitable sites and all ISPs will be required to block access to these sites by internet services provided to households and schools.

Australians want fewer Muslims

Eleven years after being elected to the Australian parliament on an anti-Asian migration platform, Australian politician and former take away food shop operator Pauline Hanson is making a fresh bid for parliament on a platform based on banning Muslim migration. according to a poll conducted online by the Channel 9 television networks ninemsn.com on August 12, the majority of Australian’s agree with her. Of 80,149 respondents, 71 per cent indicated that they agreed with Pauline Hanson on (banning) Muslim immigration.

Australian journalism's day of shame

The revelation of comments allegedly made by Federal Treasurer Peter Costello to three Canberra press gallery journalists over a presumably boozy dinner more than two and a half years will forever damage the relationship Australian journalists have with their sources. Australian journalists have in the past had an admirable reputation for protecting their sources and […]

Australian journalism’s day of shame

The revelation of comments allegedly made by Federal Treasurer Peter Costello to three Canberra press gallery journalists over a presumably boozy dinner more than two and a half years will forever damage the relationship Australian journalists have with their sources. Australian journalists have in the past had an admirable reputation for protecting their sources and […]