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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Academics in the Policy Process: The Australian Experience

Written by Terry Flew on April 4, 2014

This links to my paper, first presented to the New America Foundation in Washington DC, US on 29-30 September 2013, on the experience of academics involved in media and communications policy reviews in Australia during 2011-13. It is about to be published in the (open access) Journal of Information Policy.

Convergent Media Policy

Written by Terry Flew on October 26, 2013

At the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) annual meeting of the Communications Law & Policy division, I presented my paper on Convergent Media Policy.

The presentation is here:

The conference was at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK. This is the new headquarters for BBC North, and where the BBC’s production facilities are located for sport, radio and children’s programming.

I discovered that the pros and cons of the MediaCity development are widely debated, and there is some unhappiness

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