New Children’s eSafety Commissioner, Alastair MacGibbon joins as speaker at this year’s auIGF

Posted by Helen Hollins on 27 July 2015

In one of his first public speaking roles since his appointment by the Australian Government, new Children’s eSafety Commissioner Alastair MacGibbon will run a workshop at the 2015 auIGF (Australian Internet Governance Forum) highlighting achievements to date and future plans. The workshop, ‘Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner: Open for business - a first quarter report', will run on day one of this two day event. Commissioner Alastair MacGibbon commented, “Our involvement in this year’s auIGF provides a valuable platform to update key industry stakeholders about our new Office, our cyberbullying complaint handling processes and our approach toward education and changing online behaviour in the long-term.” 

Hosted by auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd), the auIGF will be held at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne on 6 and 7 October 2015. It provides a forum for all Internet users - individuals, community groups, industry leaders, government representatives, academics, students, media - to discuss and debate Internet-related issues. 

CEO of auDA, Chris Disspain, is pleased to include the new Commissioner and his team as part of the schedule: "The auIGF is exactly the right forum for the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner to talk about current and future issues they’ve identified as important to address, and the role they will play in protecting children online. auDA has long been a supporter of developing discussions about this critical topic at our auIGF. We hope to make sure it remains front of mind each year, as technology and children’s accessibility to it evolves ever more rapidly."

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