Friday, 16 March 2012


Here is an article which should disturb all those who cherish our freedom to speak or write our thoughts. Much of the article relates to Australia which many people see as a relaxed place where people's freedom is secure. The plain fact is that authoritarianism is only a short step away. In fact when I read that the Australian press inquiry report suggests controlling any website with more than 41 hits per day, I realised that this blog is under threat as it gets around 200, which is tiny in comparison to the big boys which get many thousands. It seems unbelievable that they could even think of controlling the internet in this way. I doubt whether they would succeed, though even suggesting it is worrying for the future of free speech.

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