[LINK] Government and the Internet

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 10 17:14:22 AEDT 2015

Greetings from Parliament House in Canberra, where the Parliamentary 
Friends of the Internet Group is holding its first meeting. There are 
MPs and representatives of Internet related organizations (such as 
Internet Australia), as well as some individuals (such as myself). It is 
twenty years ago that professional and industry representatives 
appeared before a series of parliamentary inquiries to explain what the 
Internet was. It is good to see that members of the tech community are 
still undertaking this important task.

One topic discussed was innovation, both in terms of business, but also 
not-for-profits. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister, Innovation just came 
into the meeting. He  visited the CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN) on in 
September. This is a few kilometers from Parliament House and provides a 
good example of the fostering of the start-up culture.


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