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    Twomey's Australia Cracking Down on .XXX
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 18 2005, @07:02AM (#15973)
    Twomey's Australia Cracking Down on .XXX

    People seem to forget the secret meetings in
    Australia where Ira Magaziner and Vinton Cerf
    recruited Paul Twomey long before Twomey became
    CEO of ICANN. Twomey came from Australian Senator
    Ashton's camp and was carefully groomed in a GAC
    role. Ashton is/was famous for being the Net Nanny
    of Australia and censoring all materials he did
    not like. Vinton Cerf show-cased Ashton at an
    ICANN meeting down-under. Vinton Cerf talked out
    of both sides of his mouth, as he always does,
    and claimed the Internet was open and free and
    for everyone and then promoted Ashton, despite
    Ashton [and Twomey's] latent censorship traits.

    Now Twomey is being called on to deliver and he
    is of course the ICANN puppet chosen to do what
    the U.S. Government wants.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/05/ oz_mobile_smut_ban/

    Oz watchdog bans mobile porn
    By Lester Haines
    Published Tuesday 5th July 2005 13:18 GMT

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) - as of 1 July the newly formed face of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority - has banned hard-core porn from mobile phones.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8757077/
    A ustralia outlaws 'Grand Theft Auto'
    Officials cite hidden sex scenes in game
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1:46 p.m. ET July 29, 2005

    SYDNEY - Australian officials effectively banned the computer game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and ordered it removed from stores Friday because it contains hidden sex scenes that can be viewed with a special Internet download.
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