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Internet censorship in Australia currently consists of a regulatory regime under which the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to enforce content restrictions on Internet content hosted within Australia, and maintain a "black-list" of overseas websites which is then provided for use in filtering software.

In 2006, Richard Neville published a "spoof" website that had a fictional transcript of John Howard apologising to Australians for the Iraq War.Individuals and groups can and do engage in the expression of views via the Internet, including by e-mail.allow the Australian Communications and Media Authority to effectively ban some content from being hosted within Australia.According to Electronic Frontiers Australia in at least one documented case, the hosting was merely shifted to a server in the United States, and the DNS records updated so that consumers may never have noticed the change.In June 2015, an amendment was passed to Australian copyright law, which will allow for the court-ordered blocking of non-domestic websites whose "primary purpose" is to "facilitate" copyright infringement.EFA state that the bill was designed to prevent further public scrutiny of web filtering proposals.

The Green Left Weekly stated these were Melbourne Indymedia and S11 websites, and that the Australian Broadcasting Authority (the predecessor to ACMA) cleared them of breaching government regulations on 30 October 2002.

In October 2000, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) attempted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) to obtain documents relating to the implementation of the web filter.

While a few were released, many were not, and in 2003 new legislation, "Communications Legislation Amendment Bill (No.

ii Net had sought legal advice and accepted the s313 mandatory notice but would not reveal the legal advice publicly.

In June 2015, the country passed an amendment which will allow the court-ordered blocking of websites deemed to primarily facilitate copyright infringement.

Under this regime, if a complaint is issued about material "broadcast" on the Internet the ACMA is allowed to examine the material under the guidelines for film and video.