It's become known today that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull is going to host a forum this Saturday against Labor's plans to roll in a mandatory internet filter policy. Justin Milne will be accompanying him on the day who was the former OzEmail and BigPond chief.
Until this time a formal stance on the internet filter policy has not been revealed by the Liberal Party nor the broader coalition. It is now clear that Turnbull is heavily against this policy.
The event is scheduled to take place at 3:30pm this coming Saturday at the Paddingston RSL Club on Oxford St. Paddingston, NSW. The event wasn't being publicised in efforts to limit the turn-up count for capacity reasons.
The event invitation posted on Facebook a few days ago said the proposed filter is a hot issue in Wentworth, with many voters expressing concern over the government's plans. Some argue mandatory filtering of internet content is a breach of their civil rights and borders on censorship, while others question the plan's technical feasibility and effectiveness.
The forum event will be considering adopting community resolutions that capture views on the filter and present these resolutions to Communications Minister Steven Conroy and Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the community's determination to fight the proposal.