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Networking the Nation

One person's experience

by Tom Worthington, President of the Australian Computer Society

12 noon, Thursday 23rd May

Library (Building 105), Curtin University of Technology, Perth

Its over now, but here are some photos from the day:

Barry Houghton Jan Partridge Curtin Library Lift Dennis Moore Tom Worthington at 6NR Cake Perth
  1. Barry Houghton, ACS WA Professional Activities Manager, briefing me on the day's activities.
  2. Jan Partridge reading the ACS WA Magazine.
  3. The crowd at the talk (no really its the people in the very small library lift, trying to get out afterwards).
  4. Quick visit to Dennis Moore.
  5. Being Interviewed at Radio 6NR Perth (6NR is located on the Curtin Campus).
  6. Cake after the talk.
  7. The view the cake had of the Perth skyline.

Announcement & Summary

Tom Worthington Tom Worthington will talk about his experiences as the first Web Master for the Australian Department of Defence and one of the developers of the Commonwealth Government's current Internet service. He will outline the some of the practical daily issues which arise at the interface between technology and policy.

About the speaker

Tom Worthington is National President of the Australian Computer Society and Deputy Director, Information management Planning, Australian Department of Defence. Tom is co-author of the ACS InfoBahn Policy, the Defence Representative on the Commonwealth Internet Reference Group and has been described by Information Age magazine as one of the 50 most influential IT&T people in Australia.

It's Free, But Book Now

This is a special presentation for the Department of Information Studies, Curtin University of Technology. Others from the University and research community of Perth are invited, but space is limited. Please contact Kerry Smith, Lecturer, phone (09) 351 7217, fax (09) 351 3152, email

On Air

Listen to Radio 6NR Perth on Thursday 23rd at 2:45pm for an interview with Tom Worthington by P. O'Shaughnassy (6NR is located on the Curtin Campus).
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About the ACS

The Australian Computer Society is the professional association in Australia for those in the computing and information technology fields. It was established in 1966. The Society has over 16,000 members and on a per capita basis is one of the largest computer societies in the world.

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