Well, it's the Interpol list, not the government's, so not their fault if other things are blocked.
Anyway, can't Interpol block them? Why is it up to individual countries to try and force laws like we could have had?
Obviously the 1997 Act is good enough, but why do ISP's need reminding?
I agree with most of your points, AC. The ratio of 'useful' to 'crap' is getting out of hand and only going to get worse. I can make up my own mind given accurate data but GIGO and the garbage is growing.
You forgot your sarcmark.
1. They tested with 3 small ISP's, less than 1000 people all up, and it wasn't 'microseconds'.
2. Tell that to the dentist in Qld.
3. We all trust an 'independant body' now, don't we.
It isn't just 'illegal content', it's anything they decide.
He (and the Labor party) are in the shit because of ONE senator (family first) and the need to coddle him to get his votes. Once Sen. Fielding is dumped at the next election, Rudd&Co can kill this.
Look, how long has this been going on? They are milking it until the election this year to keep his vote, that's all.
Yes, and most government places have rules against using usb sticks etc. When I worked for the "gov't" (gee I hate that Mike) there were rules about taking those sort of things to work and using them on your work computer.
Sometimes you need actual rules/laws to stop stupid people (speaking as a sysadmin here - users are *brainless*).
"that you can "leak" classified information, you can get viruses, you can lose sensitive information."
Well, you can. Once again, I say that using a government computer (or not your own) you shouldn't be using p2p software.
Without reading the whole thing, only your story, I can't see why a government employee on a government computer would actually need that sort of software.
Sort of like people losing their jobs for surfing porn - it's not their computer, the rules are there, so they only have themselves to blame.
Well, wasn't it Family First's plan - to get them to vote with Labor? Anyway, the government will probably dump it as 'unfeasable' before the election.
There are a lot more pressing issues in the electorate than this.
"will be able to stop people carrying non-sponsor items to sporting events"
Restriction of trade maybe? What about the missus with her Gucci (or Target) handbag?
Forget Big Brother, look out for Big Business. Lucky that the Olympics(TM) are becoming irrelevant then.