Senator Conroy has announced that the Federal Government will no longer be implementing a mandatory internet filter in Australia.
The internet filter was proposed back in 2008 as a way to increase internet regulation in Australia. The filter would have required ISPs to block content deemed unsuitable by the Australian Communications and Media Association (ACMA).
The internet filter was criticised heavily by civil libertarians and technology businesses for being out of touch with the way the internet works and also a breech upon the civil rights of Australians. The Electronic Frontiers Association has welcomed the announcement, after years of campaigning against its introduction.