::fibreculture:: The Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF)
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stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jul 12 13:35:54 CEST 2013
2013 Australian Internet Ambassadors Announced
By Tom Valcanis, 10 July 2013
The Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) is proud to announce a
select group of ambassadors who will help lead discussions at its 2013
event in Melbourne, on 16 & 17 October.
The auIGF, an initiative of the .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), is
Australias premier annual forum for independent thought leadership on
Internet-based policy and practice issues.
In a world of increasing complexity regarding the quest for openness vs
privacy, and between individual rights vs national security, the auIGF is
apolitical and open.
It brings together government, industry and community members to discuss
policy concerns, exchange ideas and best practices, and help shape the
future of the Internet in Australia.
The themes discussed at the auIGF inform domestic and international
Internet and digital policy and ensure that Australia maintains its voice
in a global debate that is just beginning to be felt by all stakeholders.
2012 auIGF was opened by Sen the Hon Kate Lundy and Senator Scott Ludlam
and drew support from a wide range of stakeholders including Google,
Facebook, the Internet Industry Association (IIA), ISOC-AU, ACCAN and
The 2013 auIGF will be held as a pre-cursor to the global IGF in Bali,
Indonesia on 21-25 October.
In addition to facilitating discussions at the auIGF, ambassadors will
represent the Australian Internet community at this important international
The six 2013 auIGF ambassadors are:
Jeremy Blackman Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Children online protecting vs empowering
Angela Daly Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of
Digital Intellectual Property in Australia
Peter Walton CEO, Infoxchange
Digital Equality: Narrowing the Participation Gap
John Selby Lecturer, Macquarie University
Does the Internet Need a Delete Button? Should Australia Implement a Right
to be Forgotten into its Privacy Laws?
Gunela Astbrink Internet Society of Australia
Implementing DisabilityCare Australia: the importance of providing safe,
innovative and accessible services
Miguel Wood DataDragon
Accelerating the growth of the Australian tech startup ecosystem
Registrations for the 2013 auIGF will open in August.
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