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The State of Censorship

An overview of Australian Internet censorship laws: Federal laws requiring Australian ISPs to remove Net content as a result of a single complaint and existing and impending State/Territory laws criminalising people who make content deemed unsuitable for children available on the Net. Australia is the first "Western democracy" to enact such laws and much of the material deemed illegal to publish in Australia is protected speech in other countries. Can Australian governments effectively restrict Australian citizens' freedom of expression on the world-wide Net? If so, should they?