presents a national series of public forums about the internet regulation debate in Australia.

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?

Senator Scott Ludlam, the Australian Greens
Michael Flood, Sociologist
Colin Jacobs, Electronic Frontiers Australia
Monday April 27th, 6.30pm

ACMI Cinemas
Federation Square
Flinders Street, Melbourne

Tickets for this event are $5. RSVP is essential: enquiries(at) [Please inc: “Melbourne Forum” in the subject line]


  1. I think it is rude for a government to control what i read or view

    is there a potition i can sign so i can object to this

    thank you

    Lorraine Fisk

    Comment by Lorraine on 23 April 2009 at 02:55
  2. Working on new video of vox pops from the SecurityMetrics and RSA Security conferences in San Francisco...

    This is the first one.. , second one has more notable industry luminaries...

    Can you also consider this an RSVP ?

    Comment by Donal on 24 April 2009 at 05:56
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  4. will I be able to download the video?

    Comment by Jeff on 28 April 2009 at 00:56
  5. Hey guys, (Second set of videos )

    Can't make this evening :( However I launched a new campaign today with what will hopefully be viral.

    "three of the worlds leading IT security experts talking about MANDATORY national internet filtering/censorship in Australia. This is the first test run of nationwide mandatory censorship in a western democracy. It cannot be allowed to succeed or to infect other countries. There is a war being waged once more against the open nature and collaborative power of the internet. The internet is a giant mirror held up to humankind. We should fix the root causes of our issues, rather than sweep the bits under the carpet and cripple the medium."

    Also hints and tips for parents and kids, including an easy method to forward on to friends and family.

    Enjoy... Donal

    Comment by Donal on 28 April 2009 at 01:55
  6. I've written up a fairly comprehensive blog on the major points raised at this forum if anyone is interested.

    Comment by JD on 15 May 2009 at 09:37
  7. It should needs to be controlled but only for kids I think the time for switch to MPB

    Comment by internet filter on 3 January 2010 at 09:50