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Charity urges child porn internet block

Date: June 13, 2008

The head of a major child protection charity says she hopes Australian internet service providers will follow the lead of their international counterparts by blocking access to online child pornography.

Major ISPs in France and the United States have agreed to prevent their customers from accessing child pornography websites and newsgroups.

Childwise CEO Bernadette McMenamin says Australian internet service providers have been resistant to the idea.

"We hope that these developments both in France and in the United States as well as in New Zealand will encourage the Australian Government to move as rapidly forward on encouraging ISPs, or making it even mandatory for ISPs, to block child pornography," she said.

That's what we're asking for."

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