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The Australian Christian Lobby today commended Prime Minister Julia Gillard for reconfirming her Government’s commitment to filtering Refused Classification material from the internet.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said that while he would like to see it happen sooner, it was nonetheless a vital child protection measure.

“There was recognition from both sides of politics during the election campaign that our classification system was not serving the interests of children,” Mr Wallace said.

“The Government’s move to give effect to our classification laws by using the internet filter to close the loophole which allows illegal overseas-hosted material into Australia is an important step in repairing our broken classification system,” Mr Wallace said.

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