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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Presentation to RuNET 2012 Conference

Written by Terry Flew on December 18, 2012

I was an invited participant to the RuNET 2012 Conference held in Moscow on 19 December 2012. I was asked to speak about the Australian debate about mandatory Internet filtering in light of digital economy developments, as this has parallels in current debates in Russia. The participation was electronic using Movi 4.2, reducing the cognitive dissonance between being in Brisbane where it is currently 35C, and Moscow where it is -20C.

The presentation is provided below.

RUNET 2012 Conference: the results

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The Challenge of Convergent Media Policy

Written by Terry Flew on May 29, 2012

Below are the notes for my presentation to the Convergence Regulation Re-imagined breakfast seminar being hosted by Gilbert + Tobin, at their offices at 2 Park St, Sydney, on 30 May 2012. Other speakers will include:

– Iarla Flynn – Head of Public Policy, Google Australia and New Zealand
– Julian Lee – Media Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald
– Malcolm Long – Member, Convergence Review Committee

The Challenge of Convergent Media Policy

Presentation to Convergence Regulation Re-imagined, Gilbert + Tobin Seminar, Sydney, 30 May

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