Tune in tomorrow for the ICT debate

October 17th, 2011 at 3:01 pm by David Farrar

have arranged a debate between ICT spokespersons for four of the parliamentary political parties.

InternetNZ presents the election debate NetVision 2011, focused on New Zealand’s Digital Future. Major political parties will present and debate their visions across economic, social, cultural, environmental and government perspectives.

NetVision 2011 will be held at Wellington’s City Gallery on Tuesday 18 October from 7-9pm.

The debate will be streamed live on the at www.r2.co.nz/20111018

A panel of Political Party spokespeople are participating in NetVision 2011 including Hon Steven Joyce (National), Clare Curran (Labour), Gareth Hughes (Green) and Peter McCaffrey (ACT). Confirmation from the Māori Party is awaited.

Sean Plunket is to MC the event, and journalists including Rob O’Neill and Sarah Putt will be on hand to quiz the politicians. They will also put questions posted on Twitter using the hashtag #Net11 to the politicians.

If you would like to be in the audience for the debate then email rsvp@internetnz.net.nz .

I’m in Auckland so will not be there in person, but will try and watch it online and follow the chat on Twitter. I encourage all those interested to tune in also, and ask questions that you want answers to.

2 Responses to “Tune in tomorrow for the ICT debate”

  1. George Patton (419 comments) says:

    My questions to Labour are as follows:

    1. Are they credible on Internet security given that they didn’t bother to password protect their own website?

    2. Given that they put financial records on an unsecured web server, shouldn’t they ask questions of themselves before offering the country IT advice

    3. Will they put Whaleoil on their hackers emergency response team since he did a great job of improving Labours website security?

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  2. Rich Prick (3,016 comments) says:

    What George said with bells on. I shall not take any interest if that woman from Labour is invloved, can’t stand her voice nor her message. Tax us as we use the interweb at your peril Curran.

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