We've already seen that the Greens' Senator Scott Ludlam is the only politician really taking the fight to the government over their proposed Internet filter (although we're hoping a cabinet reshuffle might change things), but now the Greens are taking the fight a step further by hosting a "Stop the Filter" event in Melbourne
on Friday night tonight and Sydney on July 7.
The Melbourne event will be held at the State Library of Victoria at 6pm tonight, while the Sydney event will take place at the Gaelic club in Surry Hills at 6pm on July 7. In Melbourne, Ludlam will be joined by columnists Marcus Westbury and Catherine Deveny, plus Colin Jacobs from Electronic Frontiers Australia. The Sydney event will see Ludlam discuss the filter with freelance journalist Antony Loewenstein and NSW greens candidate Lee Rhiannon.
It's good to see that regardless of whether or not we see a new communications minister who'll hopefully repeal the filter, the Greens are taking the front foot approach to try and fight it anyway.