Australia's airport porn checks cause problems -

The Aussie government is getting into hot water with tourists and business travellers over its attempts to check customers for porn at the airport.

Last year, in a desperate attempt to keep fundamentalist Christians happy, the Aussie government tried to show that it was getting tough with porn.

However, since that would not go down well with your average Aussie, they decided only to scare the hell out of foreigners coming into the country.

On the landing cards, the Aussies demanded to know if the tourist or business person was carrying any porn on their computer, camera or phone. The risk for a tourist was that if a border patrol sniffed their computer and found boobies they could be deported, or fined on the spot.

Given the universal amount of porn that ends up on a laptop it appears that there have been a few complaints.

According to the Australian Sex Party spokesman Robbie Swan, one case involved a couple on their honeymoon, who thought they had to declare naked iPhone pictures of themselves after reading the incoming passenger card.

They were made to display a nude photo of themselves in a line with all these other people; they were so embarrassed.

Now Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor has admitted that there needs to be some change and has asked the Customs and Border Protection command to change the wording on the declaration cards travellers must fill out when they fly into Australia.

"The previous card stated that travellers needed to disclose any 'pornography' they were carrying," Mr O'Connor said.

Now the problem is that tourists don't normally know what constitutes 'illegal pornography' under Aussie law. After all "the wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu." and what is normal in Slough might not go down well in Sydney.

So the only safe way is to run what they have on their laptop past a Customs officer, which means that honeymooning couple are still not off the hook. After all being naked in a public place is still illegal in Australia.

For the record, Aussies say that illegal porn includes child pornography and material depicting bestiality, explicit sexual violence, degradation, cruelty and non-consensual sex.