Media Release: Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) today welcomed Government moves towards a two-tiered Internet filtering system which would include mandatory blocking of illegal material.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said it is vital that better Internet safeguards are put in place to protect children and the community from the increasingly abusive and degrading material too easily available over the Internet from both legal and illegal sources.

“Obviously the Internet industry is going to continue to fight this important initiative but the interests of children must be placed first.

“The need to prevent access to illegal hard-core material and child pornography must be placed above the industry’s desire for unfettered access.”

Media Contact: Glynis Quinlan