Media and Communications Seminar 2019

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The communications sector - A world of change

The Law Council's Business Law Section invites you to attend a seminar focusing on the significant legal challengers in the ever-evolving regulatory landscape of the communications sector. In this half-day seminar, our keynote speakers and expert panellists will discuss in-depth the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report and the likely government response. The second segment will examine media freedoms and whether the current Australian regulatory framework has the balance right in guarding national security interests while adequately protecting journalists and supporting the provision of high quality news.

Key speakers announced 


We are delighted to have ACCC Chair, Rod Sims and the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, Angelene Falk talk on the implications of the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.

The President of the Law Council of Australia, Arthur Moses SC will speak on the issue of media freedoms.

Who should attend this conference?

If you are interested in privacy, digital platforms, or are in the media or advertising sector we strongly encourage you to attend.

This is an once off, not to be missed event, where you will hear first hand the topics that are shaping our nation.

Be sure to secure your ticket. 


Time Session
8.00am - 8.15am Registration
8.15am - 8.20am Welcome by Katherine Sainty, Media and Communications Committee, Business Law Section
8.20am - 10.30am Digital Plaforms Inquiry, chaired by Angela Flannery, Holding Redlich


Rod Sims, ACCC Chair to speak on the Digital Platforms Inquiry
Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner to speak on privacy implications of the Digital Platforms Inquiry

Panel discussion with Rod Sims, Angelene Falk, Wayne Leach, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons and Jacqueline Downes, Partner, Allens Linklaters
10.30am -10.45am Morning tea
10.45am - 12.25pm Media freedoms - striking a balance, chaired by Justin Quill, Macpherson Kelly

Arthur Moses SC, President, Law Council of Australia

Panel discussion with Arthur Moses SC, Peter Fray, UTS Centre for Media Transition, Gail Hambly, former Group General Counsel/Company Secretary Fairfax Media, and Clarissa Amato, Banco Chambers
12.25pm - 12.30pm Closing remarks



Ticket Type Price
BLS Member Ticket       $100.00
Non-Member Ticket       $110.00

Registrations close 11 November 2019, unless sold out prior.



Jessica Morrow
Section Administrator
T. 02 6246 3737


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