What are the challenges for regulating Australian media in a time of rapid change?
Chair of the Inquiry into the National Classification Scheme in Australia, Professor Terry Flew will discuss some of the wider contextual and policy questions arising from recent public inquiries into Australian media at a free public lecture at Monash University.
Professor Flew will look at the rise of ‘soft law’ in relation to media regulation, with consideration of two cases in particular – the approach to media influence taken in the Convergence Review, and the concept of ‘deeming’ developed in the National Classification Scheme Review.
“Australia’s communications sectors are undergoing intense change as a result of the increased access to high-speed broadband networks, digitisation of media products, the rise in user-created content and the like,” Associate Professor Hutchins said.
“Professor Flew’s involvement in the National Classification Scheme Review has given him an insight into the future of media policy and regulation in the context of convergent media.”
Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communication at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). From May 2011 to February 2012, Professor Flew was seconded from QUT to act as a Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission, chairing the Inquiry into the National Classification Scheme in Australia. He has also advised the OECD, the National Academies Forum, Fairfax Media, SBS, Brisbane City Council, and the Productivity Commission.
The Convergent Media Policy Moment will take place on Monday 17 September, 3-4.30pm in Building S, Room 2.32 at Monash University’s Caulfield campus.
For more information contact Associate Professor Hutchins on +61 3 9903 2098 orBrett.Hutchins@monash.edu.
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