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Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Why is Home Affairs sticking its nose into online porn?

Politicians are coming under pressure as a push for age verification systems on online pornography heats up.

How a US law broke the internet (and what that means for Australia)

In theory, FOSTA-SESTA was intended to put an end to sex trafficking. In practice, it's effectively banned sex work and created dire concerns for internet freedoms around the world.

Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Rather than accept that banning online gambling doesn't work and makes problem gambling worse, the government is determined to impose a nanny state solution.

A Senate committee examining proposals to allow the copyright industry to censor the internet demonstrated how clueless and Luddite are major-party politicians can be.

Luddites wave through internet censorship, regardless of evidence

A Senate committee examining proposals to allow the copyright industry to censor the internet demonstrated how clueless and Luddite are major-party politicians can be.

Data retention is central to the government's crackdown on filesharing -- illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Data retention is central to the government's crackdown on filesharing -- illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

A kerfuffle that saw the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance briefly endorse internet filtering was likely the result of the significant siloing between different parts of the union, MEAA insiders told <em>Crikey</em> this morning.

Why the MEAA hated — then loved — then hated internet filtering

A kerfuffle that saw the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance briefly endorse internet filtering was likely the result of the significant siloing between different parts of the union, MEAA insiders told Crikey this morning.

The government's key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government's key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Glenn Dyer</b>.

Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

The federal government appears to be preparing a major push against internet freedoms using the justifications of copyright and cyberbullying.

The Coalition’s looming push for a well-ordered internet

The federal government appears to be preparing a major push against internet freedoms using the justifications of copyright and cyberbullying.

Stephen Conroy has abandoned plans to erect a filter around the internet. He learned moral outrage wasn't going to win the day. His bureaucratic colleagues need to do the same.

Net filter backdown shows power in the hands of the smart

Stephen Conroy has abandoned plans to erect a filter around the internet. He learned moral outrage wasn't going to win the day. His bureaucratic colleagues need to do the same.