Porn Cull Dropped

The results of Australia’s only live commercial internet content filtering trial will never be known because the exercise, championed by the federal Government, was quietly abandoned. The trial was expected to go ahead in Tasmania last year but the major internet filtering technology supplier for the project, Internet Sheriff, has revealed that it was abandoned because Australia’s two largest ISPs, Telstra and Optus, refused to participate. Internet Sheriff chief executive David Ramsay said the project was commercially risky without support from the two carriers

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