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Australia leaves the internet

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It's Australia Day tomorrow, and the country's subjects are using it to mark a week of protests against government plans for compulsory internet censorship.

www.internetblackout.com.au/ is calling for opponents of the government's plans to black out their profile picture on social networking sites, black out their websites, write to their MP and join a real world protest too.

Communications minister Stephen Conroy seems determined to push ahead with compulsory filters despite the failure of the pilot scheme.

Opponents complain that the system will not work to protect children and will give parents a false sense of security. About 500 websites have already signed up.

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