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Watchdog Looks to Expand Internet Censorship Powers

In an ideal world the internet would be what it was intended to be. A place where any and all information can be shared freely.

In the real world, there is a need to monitor and censor some of the material people attempt to post and exchange. But as with all such well-meaning efforts, this is the slipperiest of slopes.

Censors, after all, are employed to censor.

We hope that James Renwick, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, takes this caution to heart.

The politically correct brigade in Australia wants to stifle anything you say if they deem it ‘dangerous’, or even if it just hurts someone’s feelings. This free report reveals more.

Inquiry into censorship powers

Renwick is the man responsible for monitoring Australia’s counter-terrorism laws. He’s concerned about radicalisation material posted on the internet. And he’s proposed holding an inquiry into how authorities can delete that material faster.

As the AAP reports, Renwick says the topic comes up often with his international peers.

Addressing a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra yesterday he said, ‘Everyone I talk to says that is a big topic, and that would be a large and difficult inquiry.’

His peers, bear in mind, are also in the job of censorship.

PS: The global elites could be waging a stealth war on cash even as you read this. This free report reveals more. And three actions you can take today to help safeguard your financial privacy.

Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben is the lead editor at The Australian Tribune. Bernd makes use of his extensive network to bring you the top stories you need to know about each day. Stories the mainstream may miss. Or bury somewhere you’re unlikely to ever read them. Bernd studied aerospace engineering and journalism at the University of Michigan, before graduating with a degree in economics. Over the past two decades he’s worked in media, management, and finance in the US, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. His other role, as the editor of the Port Phillip Insider, puts him in a unique position to read Australia’s most exclusive financial advice. Some of which he shares with readers of The Australian Tribune for free.
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  1. Eternal vigilance is something to embrace even if it means some privacy incursions. We need to loosen up if the bodies we entrust our security to are to do their job effectively and revise our idea that “rights” can sometimes amount to nothing more than ‘privilege’.