|9.15||Welcome to Country – Michael West, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
Welcome to NetThing
Sandra Davey, Chair
|9.30||Welcome from Civil Society and Government
Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, DFAT
|9.40||Panel 1 Plenary – Policy
How regulations are made and how participants in the Australian environment navigate them – Social media content control, encryption, classification, censorship.
In discussion with:
Facilitator: David Paris, Digital Rights Watch director, communications and digital rights policy expert
|10.30||Panel 2 – Inclusion
Multi stakeholder Australia
The reality of non-government internet governance and participation in Australia
A Town Hall discussion with input from:
|Workshop 1 – Newcomers to the internet
How the internet works, internet organisations, building the internet in Australia.
30 year anniversary of the Australian Internet
|11.40||Panel 3 – Security
Safe from Harm Tonight – the partnership needed between everyday users, civil society, industry and service providers to ensure online safety and security.
This session will unpack a select few of the 26 questions that have been put forward by the Australian Government in their 2020 Cyber Security Strategy discussion paper. The end of the session will be a synthesis of the themes and ideas that have emerged and will feed into a response to the Government.
|Workshop 2 – International activity
Internet policy developments in key international organisations: ICANN, ITU, Global IGF
Panel coordinators: Annaliese Williams, DOCA and Pablo Hinojosa, APNIC
|Catch up and come together|
|1.00 – 1:55||Lunch|
|2.00||Panel 4 – Are we humans or data?
The biggest governance challenge of our times? How might we stop the Internet from becoming many Internets?
The rise of digital platforms and the impact on users. In discussion with 5 strong voices representing us ‘end-users’ of the Internet, we explore the implications of the ACCC Inquiry into the Rise of Digital Platforms, specifically unpacking Chapter 7 (digital platforms and consumers) and Chapter 8 (addressing emerging harm from scams, AI and other new tech).
|Workshop 3 – The Internet is mostly volunteers – what if they didn’t show up?
Get governance into it
Did you know, the Internet itself, isn’t owned or managed by any one organisation. It largely runs itself. But much of that has to do with all the volunteers out there that believe in the Internet being open, free and available to all.
The future of Australia’s Internet governance community depends on volunteers as well.
Come help us co-create the continuance of this vital initiative; we’ll share existing processes and ways people can participate and we’ll create new ways as well.
Format: interactive ideation (aka sticky notes and dot voting!)
|2.50 – 3.20||IGF engagement in action: Cyber Norms
Consultation and feedback/input gathering session in order to help prepare the Australian position.
Best practice on the practice implementation of the 11 norms. Position paper, overview, and other related documents are available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website
Facilitated by Johanna Weaver, Special Adviser to Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
|3.20 – 3.35||Afternoon break|
|3.40||Panel 5 Plenary – The future
Christchurch, platforms & journalism going forward
Contributors to the session:
|4.45||Catch up and come together|
|Close of session
2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Internet. We close out the day collating and summarising the themes and insights, along with paying homage to this great network that belongs to us all, the Australian Internet.