Senate Committee Public Seminar, Regulation of BBS's, 4 Apr, Canberra
Sat, 25 Mar 1995 11:32:45 +1000
Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the
Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies
Public Seminar on the Regulation of Bulletin Board Systems
4 April 1995, Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra
Chairperson to make opening statement.
9:30am Mr Roger Clarke, Reader in Information Systems, Department of Commerce,
Australian National University - to provide an introduction to the
terminology, an explanation of the technology and provide an overview of the
10:15am Attorney-General's Department/Department of Communications and the
Arts - description of the Government's Task Force Report on Regulation of
Computer Bulletin Board Systems and subsequent developments.
10:45am Mr Alan B. Wakley, Pacific Area Director of Public Affairs, Church of
Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Australian representative of the
Religious Alliance Against Pornography) - to provide the perspective of a
community group and to discuss international developments.
11:30am Mr Tom Worthington, Director of the Community Affairs Board,
Australian Computer Society - discussion of the response of the Joint Task
Force on Freedom in Cyberspace (a joint task force of the Australian
Computer Society and Electronic Frontiers Australia) to the proposals of
the Government's task force.
12:15pm AARnet - Mr Peter Saalmans, General Manager and Mr Geoff Huston,
Network Manager (also Secretary of the Internet Society) - to provide
comment on the options for regulation from its perspective.
2:00pm Internet Industry Association of Australia - Mr. Geoff Slater,
co-founder. - to provide comment on the options for regulation from its
2:45pm Panel discussion.
4:00pm Conclusion. Chairperson to summarise proceedings.
As at cob, 23 March 1995
Michael McLean, Acting Secretary, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600
Fax: +61 6 2775809
Posted as a community service by Tom Worthington, Director of the Community
Affairs Board, Australian Computer Society Inc., G.P.O. Box 446, Canberra
A.C.T. 2601, Australia
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