PM's Web Chat

Since launching my re-designed website, I have held two blogs – the first about climate change and the second about Australia’s hospital and healthcare system.  These online events are a dynamic and important mechanism to enable the Australian people to engage with the Government and get involved in strengthening the democratic process in Australia.

I want to continue the dialogue about climate change via a live web chat.

The web chat will take place on Monday 10 August from 9:30am to 10:10am (Eastern Standard Time).

20 people who participated in my climate change blog have been invited to participate.

The web chat will be streamed live on my website and all comments will be subject to moderation. The purpose of moderation is to ensure that the discussion does not include offensive or discriminatory language and to keep the discussion on topic.

How participants are chosen

The 20 web chat participants were selected by an automated process from those who provided published comments to the climate change blog.

If you have been invited to participate

If you have been selected to participate in the web chat, you will be sent an invitation via email.

To accept, simply type ‘ACCEPT’ in the subject field of the reply email and press send. If you cannot attend the web chat or wish to decline, there is nothing you need to do.

When we receive your acceptance, you’ll  get another email detailing how and when to access the chat.

Please note: this invitation is not transferable.

To view the web chat, come back to this page at 9:30am on Monday, 10 August.

Moderation Policy

We welcome your participation in the Prime Minister's web chat. To ensure that your contribution meets legal requirements and the discussion stays on track, all comments will be moderated according to the Protocols for Participation set out below.

Chat comments that do not comply with these protocols will not be published and contributors will receive a message inviting them to resubmit their comments in a manner that complies with the protocols.  Moderators will not edit comments. Contributions will only be moderated in accordance with the protocols.

Protocols for Participation

The intent of the Protocols for Participation is to create a positive environment where people are able to publicly contribute their views to the consultation forum, in the spirit of having input to government policy, without fear of abuse or harassment or exposure to offensive or otherwise inappropriate content and protecting the operators of the consultation forum from legal liability.

Help us to keep the conversation on topic, by being polite, constructive and respectful of others.

By registering and contributing to the web chat, you give permission for your comments to be posted on the site.

When contributing your views to the web chat, please ensure that you:

  • do protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information of either yourself or of others in your posts to the forum, (such as names, email addresses, private addresses or phone numbers);
  • do post material to the forum that is relevant to the issues currently being consulted on;
  • do represent your own views and not impersonate or falsely represent any other person;
  • do not abuse, harass or threaten others;
  • do not make defamatory or libellous comments;
  • do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language;
  • do not use obscene or offensive language;
  • do not post material to the forum that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;
  • do not post multiple versions of the same view to the forum;
  • do not promote commercial interests in your posts to the forum;
  • do not include internet addresses, videos, images or links to websites, or any email addresses, in your contribution; and
  • do not post overtly party political comment (eg. reference to candidates, fundraisers, support for political parties).