IamA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, up for re-election in Western Australia on April 5
Hoii again redditors.
I made a n00b's mistake and got the thread rolling too early, and so @reddit_AMA blew us up on the launchpad. mea culpa and apologies to everyone who was already playing.
It's been quite the fortnight.
Last week I got to question the Attorney General and ASIO about data retention and mass surveillance; on Friday an election got called, and on Monday i welcomed the prime minister to visit WA as many times as he can manage.
There are a lot of issues in play in this April 5 by-election, but I really want to make sure that digital rights gets the prominence it deserves. So by all means Ask Me Anything, but I also want to ask you: what do you think the priorities should be for protecting privacy and maximising transparency; in the immediate term, and over the coming years. I have some ideas - expressed in this speech - but I am keen to hear yours.
I'm also shamelessly needing your help, whether you live in WA or not. Please ask me about that too ;-)
*Ok AMA: 6pm WA; 9pm AEDT March 5 *
OK folks. I have clocked off for the evening. As always, profoundly impressed with this community, even the disagreements are useful.