Aussie customs to probe for porn

Anyone planning a business trip to Australia may want to have a quick spring clean of their hard drive. Under new rules, Aussie custom officers get to search your laptops for porn.

New Incoming Passenger Cards, which visitors have to fill out when they enter the country, ask if you're carrying "pornography", the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Cameras and camcorders are also covered by the change of regulations. If you've taken any dirty pictures, you have to tick the 'Yes' box or risk breaking the law.

"Including an express reference to pornography is intended to enhance the interception of prohibited pornography at the border, by making passengers aware that some forms of pornography may be a prohibited import," a customs spokesperson told the Herald.

Australia is currently trying to introduce some of the most Draconian porn censorship in the western world.

The government has been attempting to pass legislation introducing a mandatory Internet filter since 2008, but has so far failed to win enough support.