For info, news article at Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with a l-o-n-g list of readers' comments.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... 772467.htm
Google does not like the idea.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ion=justin
AU government mantra to justify is, "protect children from pornography and paedophiles".
Whilst children should be protected, opponents say, " that the Bill will include web sites that have, "illegal activities", and that these are not defined in any way, so could blanket any
activity that a government declares to be, "illegal".
Other commentators list Australia along with other internet censoring nations; China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran.
Early 2010 is shaping up as being lively, wrt this topic.