Next week I will be speaking at a forum organised by New Matilda, "The Tangled Web: Beyond an Internet Filter". The abstract reads:

The Federal Government's proposal to block internet sites with a mandatory filter has drawn overwhelming opposition from voices across politics and civil society. So what are the real questions for policy-makers?

These forums explore the ethical, social and political questions raised by government regulation of the internet. With the growing intersection between technology, politics and media, how do existing and proposed classification regimes measure up?

Is filtering inevitable? Or are there better ways to regulate the world wide web?

The forum will be chaired by Peter Black, and will include Senator Scott Ludlam, Irene Graham, and myself, Nic Suzor.

It's a free event on at 6pm, Tuesday 24 March, at QUT. Places are limited, so please RSVP to enquiries(at)

I highly encourage anyone in or around Brisbane who is interested in the ongoing mandatory filtering discussion to attend. We will be leaving plenty of time for discussion, and it should be a really interesting evening.

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