Australia Joins China In Censoring The Internet

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    One of the first acts of the Socialists that the Aussies recently voted into power (when they ousted Howard) is to censor the internet. I assume they will not be censoring the NYT like China does. But how thoughtful of the ALP Socialists, who know what's good for all the citizens of Australia, to filter the net.

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    nice article. Really surprised a country like Australia would censor the net.

    Here in dubai they have blocked lots of social networking sites like Orkut and Hi5 though popular ones like Facbeook and Myspace are still in use.
     
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    Do the Australians not have a constitution or something? How can they justify this?

    They don't have one of those constitutions that says that the government can infringe on speech if it's for the "common good" do they? There are a lot of countries like that. What's the point of even having a free speech ammendment? Of course if the government wants to regulate speech it thinks what it is doing is for the "common good".
     

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