Internet filtering is one of several topics The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, will discuss in a one-hour Web chat on Thursday, October 22.
Up to 20 Web chat participants will be selected from people that have commented on the PM’s blog.
According to his Web chat site, the candidates are selected by an automated process and will be emailed non-transferable invitations.
The system will have no shortage of participants to pick from: The Prime Minister’s four previous blogs have attracted 1538 comments to date.
This Web chat covers mental health, climate change, alcohol-fuelled violence and the highly controversial topic of Internet filtering.
The minister responsible for the potential ISP filter, Senator Stephen Conroy, has not released the Enex Testlabs report on the filter completed in September and has largely kept silent on the topic.
Rudd’s move to discuss the Internet filtering as part of his Web chat is unusual as Senator Conroy has traditionally been the Government’s sole spokesperson on the issue.
For more information, visit the PM’s Web chat site here