HI! So you all know the Online Safety Bill passed right? It doesn’t come into effect until Jan 2022, but the Basic Online Safety Expectations component is now accepting submissions, due on 15 Oct.
Here are just some of the groups that this new legislation will affect:
- sex workers
- LGBTQ community
- BDSM / kink
- sex educators
- the internet in Australia
- ANYONE WHO USES PRIVATE MESSAGING SERVICES
DRW presents a workshop on how to write a submission tonight! Livestreaming at 6pm, but the primer will remain online to watch once the live stream has ended.
If you are concerned about shaping our online experience in a way that DOESN’T deprive consenting adults of their freedoms of expression, especially around sexuality, then please take the time to make a submission!
If you are concerned and angry about having your private messaging and activities on the internet scrutinized and sanitized, make a submission!
If you disagree that sex is INHERENTLY HARMFUL please make a submission!
If you think that consenting adults SHOULD BE ABLE to watch, read, and engage in discourse what they choose to, please make a submission!
I will be continuing to add to this blog with resources and updates leading up to the submission date.
- Samantha Floreani’s thread provides a great summary and various resources.
- An Explainer of the Online Safety Bill to refresh your memory.
- Why anonymity online is important!
- My previous submission for the Online Safety Bill
- Previous article on the Online Safety Bill
Groups to Follow
- Electronic Frontiers Australia
- Digital Rights Watch Australia