Debate over ISP-level internet filtering is continuing as we head towards the August 21 federal election, and in the interests of safeguarding children from the ‘worst of the worst’ material on the internet it is important that we build on the community’s understanding of the need for this initiative.

In that vein, ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace has written an opinion piece entitled ‘Internet filter puts the common good first’ which has appeared in today’s National Times (Fairfax online opinion).

In the piece he makes the point that the arguments against ISP filtering don’t have substance and that this is a policy which “puts the welfare of children and the common good above the "free for all" desires of the few.” Please click here to read the article.