2011 Sep The Internet as a Challenge to Youth


The Fellowship of the Round Table thank the following speakers who spoke on the topic "The Internet as a Challenge to Youth" on the evening of September 13th. 2011 in the Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.


Matthew Keeley

Matthew Keeley is the Director of National Children’s and Youth Law Centre based in the Law Building at the University of New South Wales. The National Children's and Youth Law Centre (‘NCYLC’, ‘the Centre’) is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change – the only community legal centre of its kind in Australia. Matthew had major involvement in the "Listen to Children" report (July 2011) to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) as part of the Child Rights Taskforce Steering Committee involving the National Children's and Youth Law Centre and UNICEF Australia.

Dr. Helen Pringle

Dr Helen Pringle from the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales has degrees from Princeton University and the Australian National University. Helen's main research interests are in political theory (with a focus on 17th and 19th centuries), and in the area of human rights and justice. Helen is working on a project concerning the place of pornography within considerations of free speech, entitled Practicing Pornography. Helen is also involved in an international research project on ethnography and sexual slavery in early colonial Queensland. Dr. Pringle is a contributor to the recently published book "Big Porn Inc" edited by Melinda Tankard Reist published by Spinifexpress on September 6th 2011.

Andrew Patterson

Andrew is a former Police Detective spealising in child protection and the adult industry. Andrew holds a Masters Degree in Ethics and Legal Studies and is a former Chief Investigator at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Andrew is a member of the Australian Sex Party - NSW and stood as an independent candidate in the New South Wales March election in the electorate of Sydney contesting the seat of Clover Moore. Andrew campaigns on the issues of Civil Liberties, Equal Rights, Freedom of Speech, Religion and Politics and Drug Law Reform.

Elena Jeffries

Elena Jeffreys is a 37 year old child of an Italian migrant mother and Anglo father of colonial heritage. Elena spoke on behalf of Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association. Elena’s sex work background includes full-service brothel work, private work and street based sex work with clients of all abilities, stripping, amateur porn, sex worker peer education, advocacy and activism for the last fifteen years in Australia, publishing widely on topics including HIV and criminalisation, censorship, trafficking and feminism. Scarlet Alliance is the peak body for sex workers and sex worker organisations, formed in Australia in 1989 and delivering over 20,000 occasions of service annually to sex workers in Australia.

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