Australia is to have compulsory internet filtering that will censor material that is deemed "harmful or innappropriate for children". Not having any children myself, I am more than a little annoyed that I will still be forced to have filtered internet. Quite apart from the fact that this will be particularly annoying to me personally, since I probably won't be able to access the sites I want to submit my erotica stories to, it's the principle of the thing! I'm an adult, and I should be allowed to look at porn if I bloody well feel the need to. It also won't stop at porn. What about sites about abortion, euthanasia, drugs etc? Who decides what is "appropriate"? Then there is the fact that the filtering system will slow down our already crappy broadband speeds. Thankyou very much, Federal government.
Anyway, if you're a fellow Aussie and this makes you angry, write to the minister and tell him so (follow the link above).
Evelyn Applegate writes romance and erotic fiction. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with two cats, Heinrich and Butternut, and a ridiculous number of shoes. Her veins frequently contain more coffee than blood. She enjoys creative writing and reads a lot. Her favourite authors include Poppy Z. Brite, Anais Nin and Kelley Armstrong. Her work has appeared in For the Girls Magazine and Every Night Erotica. She also has a paranormal erotica ebook, Land of A Thousand Dances, available through Logical Lust.