Also in 2002, and under the terms of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Federal Court ordered Fredrick Töben to remove material from his Australian website which denied aspects of The Holocaust and vilified Jews.
In 2006, Richard Neville published a "spoof" website that had a fictional transcript of John Howard apologising to Australians for the Iraq War.
1) 2002", was passed by the Liberal government and four independents, and opposed by The Greens and the Australian Labor Party.
While the stated reason for the bill was to prevent people accessing child pornography by examining the blocked sites, this bill exempted whole documents from FOI, many of which did not reference prohibited content at all.
The proposal has generated substantial opposition, with a number of concerns being raised by opponents and only a few groups strongly in support.