Topic archives: censorship

The fine art too crude for Facebook

March 3, 2017 1

When auction house Mossgreen wanted to run an ad featuring Charles Blackman’s 1980 painting Women Lovers, it found there is a line Facebook won't cross.

Village Roadshow vows to sue pirates

February 17, 2017 3

The company responsible for delaying film releases in Australia says it will chase down people who pirate their films.

Govt says it will block online shopping websites that refuse to pay GST

September 15, 2016 1

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

Press Council tells Zuckerberg to be like Spider-man

September 13, 2016

Australian Press Council has called on Facebook to publish its editorial policy, if it has one.

What’s black and white and red all over? Aussie media outlets sign China deals

May 31, 2016 5

Fairfax and Sky have agreed to carry content from Chinese media agencies -- but media censorship issues haunt the deals. Myriam Robin and Michael Sainsbury report.

Right-wing fringe groups lobby to bring in internet filtering

May 23, 2016 3

The Australian Family Association wants to block all online pornography, except for those who request access to it.

Trade for silence: why Australia leaves Chinese prisoners to rot

December 22, 2015 1

China gets a free pass, while less lucrative countries feel the full brunt of Australia's righteousness.

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

October 13, 2015 4

The NSW Young Liberals are attempting to discipline a member for speaking out on Facebook.

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

August 26, 2015 6

Regulation always costs somebody. Now telcos are asking the Attorney-General's Department, how much?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

September 4, 2014

The Abbott government has promised to "cut red tape", and while most of its decisions have been ludicrous, one stands out as actual good policy ...