I am Scott Ludlam - Australian Greens Senator and national comms spokesperson. Ask Me Anything...
Hi Redditors. I’m a Western Australian Greens Senator, home-town North Fremantle. I started out as a graphic designer and web developer, landing in the senate via the Jabiluka uranium mine blockade and policy studies at Murdoch uni.
First real challenge on arriving was the Government’s announcement of mandatory net filtering; also my first experience of a decentralised, kickass online campaign to bury the idea. No sooner had the filter been pushed underground (where yes, it mutated) we were dealing with the AG’s data retention proposal. It hasn’t been all bad: I’m a vocal supporter of the NBN and worked hard to keep the wholesale network in public hands and safeguard against future privatisation. I rather hope it gets built.
I am a cities nut and spend a lot of time thinking about urban form and function in the age of housing stress and climate change, and I really enjoyed visiting one of the world’s largest solar plants in Spain last December.
I’m up for election this year. Go on. Ask me Anything. Will kick this off at 730pm EST (530 in the west)
[Something of an infrequently updated blog](www.fieldnotes.org.au) ...must do something about that. Maybe I’ll write up tonight
edit ok. that was great fun. provocative questions and some extremely interesting threads... i will go explore reddit some more and do this again if you'll have me. look out for adam bandt in the next couple of weeks, meantime thanks for showing up and treating a reddit n00b with courtesy and curiosity.
til next time.