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New Matilda forum Parliament House (NSW) [May. 9th, 2009|10:53 am]
Bob Bain
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In my previous LiveJournal entry (May 5th 2009) I referred to the New Matilda "The Tangled Web" forum held at Parliament House (Sydney) that evening.

A summary is available from The New Matilda Polligraph blog

May 8th, 2009

The More Untangled the Web Becomes…
By rachelm

newmatilda.com’s forum in Sydney on Tuesday night brought together some divergent commentators on the Federal government’s proposed mandatory internet filter. The aim of the forums to some extent has been to broaden participation in the debate by trying to reach an audience beyond the articulate online community and to examine how the arguments are framed both for and against internet regulation. Of course the discussion draws on the well-documented concerns about filtering the internet, which centre on censorship, civil liberties, technical failure, and ineffectiveness to meet cyber-safety objectives.


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