"The need to prevent access to illegal hard-core material and child
pornography must be placed above the industry's desire for unfettered access,"
Mr Wallace said.
And so, Australia starts down that slippery slope, as can be seen in this link. I know that "slippery slope" arguments have a bad history, but unless there is a logical stopping point, I don't see how they can be objected to.
The issue of course, is one we can all subscribe to; stopping child pornography. But the chosen mechanism, as usual, is State power, rather than individual actions. It's pretty clear that the proposers of this policy have something more in mind, but want to use the issue as a way to get their proposal past the public's natural skepticism.
Find another way.
Whenever the State wants to take away some of your rights, and uses an emotional issue like this one, the objectors always find themselves in the cross hairs. For the record, I absolutely abhor the exploitation of children. I think pedophiles should rot in prison for the rest of their lifetimes. That being said, the seriousness of the crimes being prevented do not justify the Government's creation of a law that gives bureaucrats carte blanche to later add something else to the list of subjects about which you have no need to know.
In the US, I used to think the Supreme Court would serve as the final defender of our natural rights. But I no longer think so. We got lucky with the Heller decision, with Kelo, not so much.