originally known as the “Australian government secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist”, as the latest publicly available version appears to. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) spent just over $, in to investigate complaints against internet. In March the ACMA revealed that a number of pages on Wikileaks were put on the blacklist of banned websites because the pages linked.

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If you need help using Tor you can contact WikiLeaks for assistance in setting it up using our simple webchat available at: Are you the owner of any commercial copyright on this page? How to recover deleted emails in Gmail. In MarchStephen Conroy dismissed suggestions that the Government would use the filter to crack down on political dissent as “conspiracy theories”.

If you have a very large submission, or a submission with a complex format, or are a high-risk source, please contact us. He said the Government could be considered a “promoter and disseminator of links to some pretty unsavoury material”.

ACMA builds new child abuse blacklist

Australasian Legal Information Institute. Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia articles in need of updating from July All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Use Australian English from July All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English Use dmy dates from September All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles with unsourced statements from June All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from November Articles with unsourced statements from February All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from May This indicates to me that any older copies of the named document that are still in ACMA’s possession are out of date, not relevant to the agency’s current operations and effectively no more than historical artifacts.


Many thanks in advance. Retrieved 25 February While the stated reason for the bill was to prevent people accessing child pornography by examining the censored sites, this bill exempted whole documents from FOI, many of which did not reference prohibited content at all.

Wikileaks removed from ACMA blacklist

Inthe Federal Parliament passed the Suicide Related Materials Offences Actwhich makes it illegal to use communications media such as the Internet to discuss the practical aspects of suicide. Retrieved 9 July Requests for acmw information should not be made here read more.

News blacolist your inbox Sign up now for the latest news from Australia blacklish around the world direct to your inbox. Our submission system works hard to preserve your anonymity, but we recommend you also take some of your own precautions.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Kevin RuddReporters Without Borders states that the web filter is not the solution to combating child sex abuse, and the plan entails risks to freedom of expression.

But I do like it quite a lot. In a speech in JanuaryU.

Internet censorship in Australia – Wikipedia

It is also contrary to an earlier ministerial release in The ACMA report on the issue noted the similarities between the two lists, yet addressed only the claim reported in the media that the list was the blacklist.

Act normal If you are a high-risk source, avoid saying anything or doing anything after submitting which might promote suspicion. There were no government restrictions on access to the Internet or credible reports that the government routinely monitored e-mail or Internet chat rooms.


The request was refused by Australian Communications and Media Authority. Original report available at “Archived copy” PDF.

It is wrong because the agency says that the FOI Act does not apply to documents of the kind that the applicant has blaklist. On 9 JulyStephen Conroy announced that any mandatory filtering would be delayed until at least Abbott appoints new spy overseer.

I have become adept at this; children, presumably, have not. Tor is an encrypted anonymising network that makes it harder to intercept internet communications, or see where communications are coming from or going to. There is a risk that small publishers and bloggers may feel coerced into publishing corrections or apologies when they lack the time, energy, or resources to defend themselves in court against a contempt charge.

Five of the nine participating ISPs reported minimal speed or technical problems associated with the trials. If you do this and are a high-risk source you should make sure there are no traces of the clean-up, since such traces themselves may draw suspicion. Victorian police deputy commissioner Kieran Walshe has asked the state Director of Public Prosecutions to examine the possibility of removing these blogs from the webas they might jeopardise any court case.

Retrieved 28 January Retrieved 22 June Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, dug up the blacklist after ACMA added several Wikileaks pages to blackliet list following the site’s publication of the Danish blacklist.