NZ online porn bill going ahead despite British backdown

NZ Herald 6 November 2019
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“(Minister Tracey Martin) said five bills proposed by the Christian lobby group Family First , including compulsory porn-blocking software in schools and in Wi-Fi services in public places such as airports and libraries, “will be considered during the policy development process”.
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Officials have been ordered to prepare law changes restricting New Zealanders’ access to online pornography.

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says she hopes to introduce the proposals to Parliament before next year’s election.

“Officials are now looking at policy options for preventing harm to children and young people from online pornography,” she said.

“It’s a priority of mine and I really want to see legislation introduced this term.”

Her statement comes as Network for Learning (N4L), which provides fast broadband to NZ schools, revealed that it blocked 5.15 million attempts to access porn from the school network in the three months to September 30.

But Martin’s decision also comes just three weeks after Britain’s Conservative Government decided not to bring into force a 2017 law that would have required internet service providers to install porn-blocking software with all new internet connections, forcing subscribers to “opt out” of the porn block rather than actively “opting in” to it.

She said five bills proposed by the Christian lobby group Family First , including compulsory porn-blocking software in schools and in Wi-Fi services in public places such as airports and libraries, “will be considered during the policy development process”.

Family First director Bob McCoskrie found out that N4L blocked 5.15 million attempts to access porn from the school network after N4L said last month that it blocked 2.2 billion attempts to access all kinds of internet material in the three months to September.
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