05 December, 2008

'Save the Net'

ANAT is partnering with GetUp to prevent the Australian Government's proposed internet censoring scheme.

GetUp's 'Save the Net' campaign is gaining momentum faster than allexpectations, as the Government's ill-considered plans to slow down and censor the internet is facing backlash from communities and organisations - it has even been slammed by children's welfare groups, who say the filter is "fundamentally flawed" and simply will not work.

ANAT's Executive Director Dr Melinda Rackham comments "Australia's creative content and intellectual property is at risk if the Government implements this flawed and undeveloped scheme. ANAT urges all Australians to take a stand by signing this petition".

Only a massive public outcry will make the Government see sense on this issue. That's why we're taking a moment to ask you help build an unprecedented community movement to save the internet from being slowed and censored.

Please show your support and add your signature to the petition:


More than 55,000 fellow Australians have already signed!

Without an immense reaction from the community, the Government will claim they have the green light to begin limiting our freedoms - and who knows where that slippery slope will end? Already euthanasia, gambling, anorexia and legal adult content are being discussed.

Be part of the solution by letting your friends know about this campaign, and ask them to join you, children's welfare groups, internet providers, consumers, engineers, network administrators, and 55,000 everyday Australians in defense of our freedom and in defence of our internet:


Help build a movement today in defence of our rights, to prevent Australia joining Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and Burma in an undemocratic club of governments who view the internet as a threat.

Thanks for being part of the solution, ANAT and the team at GetUp


ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through Arts SA
http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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