[LINK] RFI: Joint Select Ctee on Cybersafety

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Mar 10 17:19:47 AEDT 2011

Oh dear, fellow linker, Chris Gilbey and I were on that BSEG

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Roger Clarke
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> Subject: [LINK] RFI: Joint Select Ctee on Cybersafety
> [At least TomW, Karl Auer and Robin Whittle will have a giggle over 
> this.  When was the Harradine 'Dirty Bulletin Boards' Committee? 
> 1996?
> http://www.rogerclarke.com/II/CensCope.html#FrCF ]
> I've been invited to give 5 minutes' evidence, in my personal 
> capacity, prior to becoming available as the conservatives' 
> whipping-boy.
> I'd appreciate any leads on:
> -   the current state of play in the Committee and its deliberations
> -   pressure-points worth considering
> -   clear and short expositions of filtering issues
> One of the key things I need would seem to be:  what collateral 
> damage would arise from such a scheme that would convey **to 
> conservatives** that there are risks involved in doing this, not just 
> in not doing it?
> Q:  Surely you support doing absolutely anything that will 
> stop kiddies
>      being harmed?
> A:  Not if (a) it won't do that, and (b) it will do a lot of harm
>      in other ways, such as ...
> ______________________________________________________________
> ___________
> Monday 21 March 2011 ,11:30-12:00
> Joint Select Ctee on Cyber-Safety
> Inquiry into cyber-safety issues affecting children and young people
> "You will be invited to give a five minute opening statement in which 
> to highlight the factors you consider key to the inquiry, followed by 
> a discussion prompted by questions from Members of the Committee".
> The ToR are reasonably broad: 
> http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscc/tor> .htm
> But 
> verbally, I understand that their primary interest 
> is filtering.
> There have been 6 hearings to date, but this may be (one of?) the 
> last.  And I happen to be at the end of the session (so there's scope 
> for even more, or even less, impact).
       (121 plus supps.  There's no way I can read all that!!)

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