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Australia to crack down on internet porn and allocate $600M


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Australia to crack down on internet porn and allocate $600M

Australia is introducing new measures to police pornography and violence on the internet and spending nearly A$1 billion on payments for those escaping domestic violence in response to a "national crisis" of gendered violence.

On Saturday, many people protested against violence towards women, which the government says has resulted in the death of a woman every four days this year. A significant defamation lawsuit determined that a rape took place in parliament in April, the same month when five women were killed in a mass stabbing.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the allocation of A$925.2 million ($600 million) to establish a long-term financial assistance program for victims of domestic abuse, following an urgent summit of state and federal leaders. In Australia, a new law aims to prevent the creation and distribution of deepfake pornography without consent.

Despite an overall 4% rise in homicides, thirty-four women in Australia were killed by their intimate partners in the year ending on June 30th. This represents a 28% increase from the year prior. Albanese condemned harmful attitudes towards women and extremist views on the internet. He also revealed measures to combat online pornography and promote positive attitudes toward women. The online safety regulator will base future internet firm regulations on the results of a A$6.5 million pilot project. The project aims to evaluate strategies for preventing youngsters from accessing unsuitable content online.

The e-Safety Commissioner is currently trying to make social networking platform X remove posts that show an Australian bishop being stabbed during a sermon. This shows that implementing this is going to be difficult. Elon Musk, the owner, has vowed to oppose the action, branding it as censorship.

Albanese said that his government expected the difficulties of monitoring online content, but online users must understand the consequences of an unrestricted online environment.


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