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Classification reforms passed

Written by Terry Flew on September 1, 2014

The Australian Federal Parliament passed reforms recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its Classification: Content Regulation and Convergent Media report released in February 2012. The Media Release from the Minster for Justice, Michael Keenan MP, is below.

During my time chairing this review, it had long been apparent that there was a greater degree of political bipartisanship around the need for reform than was apparent if you drew insights from the Institute of Public Affairs, particular religious moralists,

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Mark Scott talk at QUT

Written by Terry Flew on August 15, 2014

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a talk to QUT Journalism, Media and Communication students today. Brian McNair has summarised some of the main themes here, and The Australian has published the talk in full:

MARK SCOTT’S SPEECH IN FULL

The Opportunities are Many

It’s good to be here today at QUT and to see so many journalism and communications students as well.

For this particular generation of media students there are just two

certainties — if, for a moment, we’re happy to

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