ISP Filtering to get Federal Government Subsidy: Budget 08

ISPs will be granted a one-off Government subsidy towards the cost of installing filtering technology, as part of the Rudd Government’s AU$125.8 million Cyber-safety plan. The plan, as pitched during the Rudd Government’s Election campaign, will move the emphasis from parents onto Internet Service Providers to filter inappropriate content from the Web surfing experience of Australians. The Government is yet to provide details on how much of the $125.8 million will be used for the subsidies — but with $47.6 million of that sum going to the Australian Federal Police, $11.3 million to the Director of Public Prosecutions and $14.1 million to ACMA to expand its regulatory role— ISPs shouldn’t be expecting a huge windfall

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