Not too long ago, a (formerly) classified blacklist of banned websites made its way onto the internet, which was in fact the precursor to a legislation that would see Australia implementing internet censorship at a scale which would pretty effectively cripple the way a lot of us, and by us, I mean people like me browse the web.
Rather than targeting specific sites and content, in which CP has always been the primary concern, Lawful Evil Internet Guardian Stephen Conroy saw fit to expand the filter to block out anything listed under the Refused Classification category, which is essentially a blanket term for questionable content, which includes, among others, fetishes.
Ordinary Internet users here are freaking out already as it is, but for the otakus, this no different from pulling the plug on the chronically ill, since a lot of otakus such as myself are kept alive with ℳℴℯ❤ fetishes and the like being constantly injected into our bloodstream via permanent intravenous therapy I shudder at the inevitability where I wake up one day to find (especially) 4chan, imageboards and other anime/manga related sites shut out before me. I always knew I would succumb to death by ℳℴℯ❤, but with the way things are unfolding right now, I would sooner die by deprivation of.
To be honest, as a student on a temporary visa, I have yet to fully grasp the direness of the situation, since there is the option of packing my bags and returning to the third world cesspool from whence I came, which is ironically a lot less draconian, at least where internet censorship is concerned (although this is attributed to the lack of resources, infrastructure and other miscellaneous factors more than anything else ) Still, there is that slight tinge of despair and I cannot feel sorry enough for the good folks here, as seen by my gaming club mates here who went on a pub crawl to drown their sorrows last night As for me, I best go stockpile on loli before it becomes illegal inaccessible.