The ALP content filtering scheme for the Internet was originally expected to contain an opt out option. So whilst everybody that was apathetic or indifferent enough would be forced to endure the governments version of censorship there would at least be an option for those seriously commited to their own personal freedom to have the “filtering service” turned off or to replace it with a private alternative#. However it seems this will not be the case. Instead you will be able to choose between Standard Government censorship and Lite Government censorship.
Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government’s pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.
Under the government’s $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.
Pundits say consumers have been lulled into believing the opt-out proviso would remove content filtering altogether.
# for those that want a personal content filter to protect the kiddies I think the free service from opendns.com is fantastic.