Date(s) - 17/09/2012
3:00 pm4:30 pm
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Chair of the Inquiry into the National Classification Scheme in Australia
This paper will consider some of the wider contextual and policy questions arising out of three major public inquiries that took place in Australia over 2011 and 2012: the Convergence Review, the National Classification Scheme Review, and the Independent Media Inquiry (Finkelstein Review). This paper considers whether we are now witnessing a “convergent media policy moment” akin to the “cultural policy moment” theorised by Australian cultural researchers in the early 1990s. It notes the rise of “soft law” as a means of addressing the challenges of regulatory design in an era of rapid media change, 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.
Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communication at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is the author of ’The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy’ (Sage, 2012), ’New Media: An Introduction’ (OUP, 2008), and ‘Understanding Global Media’ (Palgrave, 2007). He has three books forthcoming: ’Creative Industries and Urban Development’ (Routledge), ‘Key Concepts in Creative Industries’ (Sage), and ’Global Creative Industries’ (Polity).
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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the National Academies Forum, Fairfax Media, SBS, Brisbane City Council, and the Productivity Commission.
The Research Unit in Media Studies (RUMS) is a collective of Monash University researchers committed to the study of media theories, histories, practices and industries. A particular emphasis of the Unit is the development and inclusion of postgraduate researchers in events and activities.
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Contact: Brett Hutchins (Brett.Hutchins@monash.edu Phone: 03 9903-2098).