[LINK] Australian Computer Society state based consultations

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Oct 13 08:13:55 AEDT 2011

On 11/10/11 23:54, Brenda Aynsley wrote:

> ... The ACS Cyber Task Force in association with the Department of the Prime
> Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) seeks your views on a wide range of issues
> through this consultation event, including how we can together minimise
> cyber risks so we can maximise social and economic opportunities in the
> digital economy.  This is your opportunity to tell us what you think are
> the key opportunities, priorities and challenges in cyberspace. ...

There is also a discussion paper from Minister for the Arts, Simon 
Crean, seeking public input on National Cultural Policy and a Book 
Industry Strategy Group (BISG):

* Senator Lundy ran one of her "Public Sphere" events on "Digital 
Culture" policy last week for input to the cultural policy: 

* The federal government also has a "Book Industry Strategy Group" 
(BISG) which delivered a report in September on looking at the future of 
the publishing industry and particularly the role of IT with eBooks 
delivered over the Internet. The report has not yet been made public and 
presumably the government is considering its response and so open to 
input. Here is a summary of the last report for the BISG "Cover to 
cover: A market analysis of the Australian book industry": 

It should be noted that this is not Australia's first attempt at cyber 
policy. There was a flurry of activity in this area in the late 1990s, 
with ACS making the submission "Vision for a Networked Nation": 

More recently there was the report "Broadening the debate: Inquiry into 
the role and potential of the National Broadband Network" by the 
Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure 
and Communications: 

ps: I am on the ACS Cyber Task Force and will be attending the Canberra 
event, Tuesday 18 October, 12.30pm: http://www.acs.org.au/cwp/

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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