Helpful ISP is Too Helpful: Australia's Censorship Fiasco

Jun 29, 2020 · Posted June 29, 2020 11:14:21. Reporter Ruby Cornish takes a look at some of the defining moments of literary censorship in Australia. Topics: books-literature, censorship, australia Facebook to Censorship in Australia: Intrusions into media freedom flying beneath the international free expression radar Article (PDF Available) in Pacific Journalism Review 21(1):40-60 · May 2015 with 897 Australia's censorship system went further than the British system it was modelled on. In England, Lord Chief Justice Alexander Cockburn ruled in 1868 that the legal test for obscenity was whether Australia is a federation, and responsibility for censorship is divided between the states and the federal government. Censorship of video games and Internet sites hosted in Australia are considered to be the strictest in the western world. Censorship During Wartime. Strict censorship was imposed in Australia at the start of World War II. The Menzies Government formed the Department of Information (DOI) to control publicity. It was believed censorship was necessary to prevent valuable information falling into enemy hands and to maintain high morale at home. D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover has courted controversy ever since it was first published in Paris in 1928. Banned from the outset in Australia, its ultimate release proved to be a seminal moment in the country’s secretive censorship regime.

Here’s a secret: as well as scores of bands including Coldplay and The Mars Volta at Australia’s major winter music festival, Julian Assange will making an appearance, albeit on a large screen. It’s a timely appearance for the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) is cranking up a new list of banned websites to add to Interpol’s list

Jun 08, 2020 · New Zealand government introduces internet censorship legislation By Tom Peters 8 June 2020 Legislation introduced to New Zealand’s parliament late last month would vastly expand the power of A similar kind of censorship was also laid in India during the State of Emergency period in the 1980s. With the introduction of television and Internet, many important developments have taken place in the field of censorship around the world. A number of countries like Syria, Australia, Cuba, UAE, Yemen, Pakistan and Burma have censored the Oct 20, 2019 · Australia's media outlets have united in a massive campaign to issue a stark warning about growing censorship and attacks on press freedom by the federal government

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The Federal Minister for Customs and Excise, Don Chipp, introduced the ‘R’ certificate for films in Australia in 1971. As is well known, Chipp’s decision was a key landmark in Australia’s shift from the paternalism and secrecy that had characterised censorship in the post-war period, to a more open and liberal regime. A good example of comprehensive Mainstream media censorship in look-the-other-way Australia relates to Australia's new Coalition PM Malcolm Turnbull who is charming, intelligent, well-mannered and articulate and is the darling of the lying, US-dominated Mainstream media but is “lipstick on a pig” in being bound to the same US lackey, pro Censorship. During World War II in Australia, the federal government introduced wartime controls and one of these controls was censorship. Censorship was used to control information that was made public including printed media, things on the radio and other forms of communication. The establishment of governmental censorship in Australia contrasts strongly with the self-regulating US system, which was started in the late 1920's by the heads of ten major film studios. Their plan to control censorship from within the industry back-fired when the guy they hired, Will H. Haines, went on a 23-year self-righteous ego trip Media Censorship in Australia December 29, 2019 at 3:03 PM DOCTOR SLEEP: DIRECTOR'S CUT (2019) was classified MA 15+ for Blu-ra y at 188 mins on 18th December.