The big tech topics in the election so far have been internet censorship and what will happen in the NBN, but there are other issues worth considering, such as local industry development and sustainability. There’s a debate hosted by the Australian Computer Society taking place at 1pm today between Senator Stephen Conroy, Shadow Communications Minister Tony Smith and Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to discuss all those issues, and if you’re anywhere near a computer you’ve got plenty of chances to catch it.
As well as being broadcast on Sky News, Google is streaming the debate live via YouTube. If your office blocks YouTube, you can also catch Nick’s liveblog of the event at Gizmodo. It’s certain to be a lively event, though I wouldn’t design a drinking game based on Conroy refusing to answer questions and repeatedly referring to pornography if you want to remain sober.