It appears that Australian Internet users will be unable to opt-out of the Australian Government's Internet content filtering scheme. The scheme was launched last year and will use ISP-level filtering to block access to content deemed "illegal" (nice and vague, huh?) by the Australian Government.
We were promised that we'd be able to opt-out of these filters but, according to an Internode network engineer, you can only opt-out from the "additional material" part of the blacklist and not the main, "illegal material" part.
You can read all about this here:
- Ars Technica's Jacqui Cheng's writes 'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out'
- Computerworld's Darren Pauli writes 'No opt-out of filtered Internet'