21st February 2020

IIC Australian Chapter Event February 2020

Chapter event

IIC AUSTRALIAN CHAPTER: THE HARMONISED FRAMEWORK – DIGITAL PLATFORMS & THE MEDIA

Hosted by Allens

The Government has announced that it will commence a staged process to reform media regulation towards a platform-neutral regulatory framework covering both online and offline delivery of media content to Australian consumers.

The first stage of media regulation reforms will commence in 2020 with a focus on:

  • Developing a uniform classification framework across all media platforms.
  • Determining the extent of Australia’s content obligations on free-to-air television broadcasters (including drama and children’s content), and whether there should be Australian content obligations on subscription video-on-demand services.
  • Identifying other aspects of the policy framework to support Australian film and television content.

The Government has committed to deliver a regulatory framework that is fit for purpose and better protects and informs Australian consumers, addresses bargaining power imbalances between digital platforms and media companies, and ensures privacy settings remain appropriate in the digital age.

The event will also feature a panel discussion.

IIC President Chris Chapman will provide introductory remarks, and our guest panel will be facilitated by Debra Richards, IICA Executive Committee & Netflix, Director l APAC Production Policy.

GUEST SPEAKERS

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

PANEL

Creina ChapmanDeputy Chair & CEOACMA
Terry FlewProfessor of Communication and Creative Industries; Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Ian McGillPartner, Allens
Justine McCarthy
, Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Seven West Media

More information here.

Event details
Date:
21st February 2020
Location:
DEUTSCHE BANK PLACE, LEVEL 28, 126 PHILLIP ST, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Region:
Asia Pacific
Chapter:
Australia
Level 22, Mlc Centre, 19 Martin Pl, Sydney Nsw 2000, Australia

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