Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ALP Federal Election 2010 Review: Melbourne Consultation

Two things that need to be addressed that were raised at the 13 Dec Melbourne consultation meeting of the ALP Federal Election 2010 Review with Steve Bracks and John Faulkner:

First, concern was expressed that there is no woman on the panel. We must not copy this in the Victorian review. The names suggested n the The Age report this morning are all men.

Secondly, the internet where we have been woeful at the Federal level. Steve said that the review is looking at social media. The web is much more than social media and we need to establish a presence in many facets.

Most of our websites are not user friendly or useful for visitors. Cyber campaigning is not just an arm of PR or media releases. Tweetspins are just one symptom where we got caught out in the Victorain election. It should not just be the province of timid technocrats and green gatekeepers.

As well as commenting here the ALP has a Think Tank website where you can leave your ideas.

I've started a #LaborThinkTank twitter tag as well.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Julian Burnside Defends Wikileaks

I've posted a report about Law Institute Victoria's Wikileaks forum in Melbourne on 9 December.

It includes a video of the speech by human rights lawyer Julian Burnside.

Julian Burnside, well known and respected human rights lawyer, has condemned calls by United States politicians and media commentators for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He spoke at a forum hosted by the Law Institute Victoria in Melbourne on Thursday 9 December.

He also attacked the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and Attorney General Robert Mcclelland, for their responses to Cablegate

Full post here:

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Climate Cablegate

We're blogging about climate change aspects of the WikiLeaks cablegate at Th!nk4: Climate Change:

Climate Cablegate: Lowering Expectations at Copenhagen

Join us!

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