Wikileaks banned

The Web site that published the database of Norm Coleman’s campaign contributors has been banned in Australia.

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority added the site on its blacklist for leaking a list of Web sites that have been banned in Denmark. “It comes after it threatened the host of online broadband discussion forum Whirlpool last week with a $11,000-a-day fine over a link published in its forum to another page blacklisted by ACMA – an anti-abortion website,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The will be blocked for everyone in Australia if the federal government there implements a planed Internet filter.

Unclear in all of this is what the overriding interest is in the Australian government over what people in Denmark can or can’t see in their country.

Wikileaks was created by an Australian and more than 100 Australians reportedly work on the site.

(h/t: News Cut reader Kyle)

  • Geez… I thought Australia was a first world country with freedom of speech? What’s next, my Federal government doing the same thing?

  • Aaron

    Fortunately, the Australian support for this nonsensical system has faded significantly. There was a key politician who discontinued support for it, although I can’t find the article about it (it’s on In any case, a bunch of fear-mongering politicians who have no concept of technology. The filter will fail.

  • Tom Hughes

    Regarding the Aussie interest in the affairs to Denmark it is important to know that the Danish Prince married an Australian Real Estate agent and now have two young children, which makes them the pride of Australia.

  • Jim

    The Wikileaks website cannot be accessed from Australia at all, in any shape or form.