Anti-Censorship Protest in Melbourne May 28, 1999
The Melbourne protest kicked off with a 2-hour seminar CENSORSHIP: Does It
Make Sense in a Digital Age? at the State Library of Victoria
commencing at 11am. Themes covered were:
- Is Queen Victoria running the Internet?
- Should you need an ID card to surf the net?
- Does society benefit or suffer when the challengers are silenced?
This seminar was jointly sponsored by
Electronic Frontiers Australia,
the Communications Law Centre, the Australian Library and Information
Association, Victorian Branch and Victoria University Arts Faculty.
- Victor Perton, MLA - Doncaster
Chairman, Law Reform Committee and Multimedia Committee of the
- Morag Fraser, Free Speech Committee, and Editor, Eureka Street Magazine
- Sue McKnight, Australian Library and Information Association,
Victorian Branch President. University Librarian, Deakin University
About 120-130 attended the seminar, following which there was
rally outside the library attended by about 250 people.
Speakers at the rally included: