The Australian Communication and Media Authority has admitted that just 32 percent of the Government’s secret internet censorship list is related to underage images.
The blacklist leaks -” which revealed it contained dozens of gay adult sites -” were referred to the Australian Federal Police in recent weeks, officials revealed during Senate Estimates hearings last week.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the leaks would not influence government policy, but he was working on ways to address public concern about secrecy.
The Government is considering options for greater transparency and accountability in respect of the blacklist, Conroy said.
It is not possible to publish the list as it contains links to child sexual abuse material and this would be a criminal offence. We are considering options which could include a regular review of the list by a panel of eminent persons or a parliamentary committee or a review of all URLs by the Classification Board.
Official confirmed 150 sites were dropped from the blacklist after it was published on Wikileaks.org in March.