Sites blocked in Australia
We have detected 16361 sites that can be blocked in Australia. Australia isin our rating by the blocking ubiquity and by the number of blocked sites.
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Australia Internet filtering profile
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Data by OpenNet Initiative
* No evidence of filtering found by ONI in 2009. There is no individual ONI country profile for Australia, but it is included in the regional overview for Australia and New Zealand.Source: Wikipedia
* Listed as Under Surveillance by RWB in 2011.
Australia does not allow content that would be classified "RC" (Refused Classification or banned) or "X18+" (hardcore non-violent pornography or very hardcore ) to be hosted within Australia and considers such content "prohibited"/"potentially prohibited" outside Australia; it also requires most other age-restricted content sites to verify a user's age before allowing access. Since January 2008 material that would be likely to be classified "R18+" or "MA15+" and which is not behind such an age verification service (and, for MA15+, which also meets other criteria such as provided for profit, or contains certain media types) also fits the category of "prohibited" or "potentially prohibited". The regulator can order local sites which do not comply taken down, and overseas sites added to a provided to makers of PC-based software.
Australia is classified as "under surveillance" by Reporters Without Borders due to the internet filtering legislation proposed by Minister . Regardless, as of August 2010 and the outcome of the , it would be highly unlikely for the filter to pass the Senate if proposed due to the close numbers of seats held by Labor and the , who says do not support it.[http://en.rsf.org/surveillance-australia,39749.html "Countries under surveillance: Australia"], Reporters Without Borders, March 2011
In June 2011 two Australian ISPs, Telstra and Optus, confirmed they would voluntary block access to a list of child abuse websites provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and more websites on a list compiled by unnamed international organizations from mid-year.
In May 2013, Senator questioned the Department and Minister for Communications - and 3 agencies were identified as using section 313 powers within Australian legislation to block websites, two of which being The and the .
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