Executive summaryInternet filtering is an issue being critically debated on in Australia. This is because its implementation may have adverse effects on the stakeholders and the general public. The report seeks to identify the effects and the expectations of the issue on the stakeholders. Six main stake holders composed of primary and secondary have been identified for the report. The report has discussed the effects that the implementation of internet filtering may have on each stakeholder. Their expectations both positive and negative have also been discussed in the report.
The report has however, noted that some stakeholders may have minimal influence over the mater since they are not allowed to participate in the law making process. On the other hand, the politicians have been identified to have the greatest influence since they participate directly to the law making process. The report has thus come up with a conclusion that the debate over the internet filtering may not come to an end any time soon due to the divergence in views among the members of the public and the stakeholders. IntroductionInternet filtering is the process of ensuring that some contents are removed from the internet to prevent access.
Over the recent past, internet filtering has become a sensitive issue that has generated a lot of debate among various stakeholders. The debate is mainly about its impacts, merits and demerits in the sector (Bauer, 2009). The debate however, lacks solid conclusions among the members of the public and stakeholders. This may result in the issue not being resolved and failure to pass a good piece of legislation to guide the matter. The report will identify six stake holders in Australia who will be affected by the implementation of internet filter.
The report will also make the distinction between the primary and secondary stakeholders with the expectations, rights, interests and desires of each stakeholder being analyzed in details. The stakeholders who will be affectedThe following presents a list of stakeholders who will be affected by the implementation process. The stakeholders who will be affected are from diverse groups including political parties, internet users and the internet services providers. The political parties include; The Greens, the liberal party and the Australian labour party.
On the other hand the internet service providers includes; Google and eBay. The Australian Communication Media Authority will also be affected. The internet users such as the adults, children’s and learning institutions will also be affected. In this case, the primary stakeholders are mainly the ones with a direct input on the issue. The secondary stakeholders on the other hand are the ones who will be affected greatly by the choices that will be made by the primary stakeholders whom they rely upon (Duffy, 2009). From the list of the stakeholders who will be affected, the primary stakeholders are mainly the political parties, Australia communication and media Authority and the internet service providers.
The political parties contribute directly to the input on the issue. This is mainly because the politicians from the parties are mandated with the legislation of the rules and regulations that govern the internet filters. This puts them in the position of control over the laws surrounding the issue. The internet service providers will be required to comply with the laws and implement it by adjusting their networks to make it compliant with the laws passed.
This puts them in a critical position as they will have no choice but to follow the law. The Australian communication and Media Authority on the other hand acts as a watchdog and will have to ensure that the laws are being followed (Egan, 2006).