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Sophie Kowald

Editor, InterMedia

Sophie Kowald

Sophie Kowald is a Policy Adviser to a Member of Parliament and Co-Vice President of the Australian Chapter of the IIC.
 
In the decade from 2006 to 2016, Ms Kowald worked for the Australian Communications and Media Authority, an independent statutory agency, and served as a member of the Advertising Standards Board, part of the system of advertising self-regulation in Australia.
 
Prior to that, Ms Kowald worked at the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and as a casual academic.
 
Ms Kowald has wide-ranging experience across media and communications policy, law and regulation. She has contributed to spectrum and content reform, the digital dividend program, a range of broadcast investigations and regulatory reviews as well as inquiries and research projects, including a report to the World Health Organisation on Controlling Cross-Border Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship.

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