No Clean Feed

by Veronica Foale on December 10, 2009

in Uncategorized

I don’t get political very often. Especially not here.


The Australian Government, namely Senator Stephen Conroy has given the green light for a ‘Clean Feed’ to be applied to Australian internet.

News posts here, here and here.

In laymens terms, this means that come next August, MANDATORY ISP filtering will occur on all internet.

It’s not up to the Government to say what I can and can’t look at on the internet. I am an adult and so long as my activity isn’t illegal (ch*ld porn) then the Government should have NO RIGHT to filter my internet.

It is up to me to keep my children safe on the net. Not the Government.

See NoCleanFeed for more details and if you agree with me, sign the petition.


As a web publisher, this scares me senseless. Officials have admitted that the filtering, while effective against the kind of sites they are wanting to filter (a blacklist, if you will. who knows what exactly they will be deeming ‘not suitable’) there are also plenty of false positives, ie: sites blocked that shouldn’t have been.

Does that mean I could ‘accidentally’ have Sleepless Nights blocked, what about Veronica Foale? Or what about you. What happens if your website gets blocked?

I don’t agree with it. It is censorship plain and simple.

Sign the petition against it. Please.


Feel free to copy/paste this entire post to your blog if you like. Just remember to give credit to either OR

river December 15, 2009 at 7:24 pm

How is the government going to know who is looking at these “unsavoury” sites? Are they going to just block ALL computers? That’s crazy.

Veronica December 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Yes River, they will be filtering EVERYONE. It’s insane.

EmmaK December 16, 2009 at 2:31 am

Wow! Thanks for telling us. That is really scary stuff. Will sign the petition.

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