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Media Policy: Has Australia Got One, and Does it Need One?

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Governments used to micromanage the broadcasting business and agonise about what newspaper, TV and radio moguls thought of their policies on media. As users shift to other sources for their news, information and entertainment, are media policy makers asleep at the wheel?

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Denis Muller

Denis Muller is a leading expert on media ethics and worked as a journalist for 27 years, including as assistant editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and associate editor at the Age. Since 1995, he has conducted independent social and policy research across education, health, environment and media fi... Read more

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas is director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and Professor or Media and Communications at Swinburne. His research interests are in new media, information policy and the history of communications technologies. He is the co-author of a new book, Internet on the Outstat... Read more

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. In 2015, she won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism. Her recent books include Six Square Metres, Self-Made Man: The Kerry Stokes Story, What’s Next in Journalism?, Journalism at ... Read more

Ellie Rennie

Ellie Rennie is an associate professor at Swinburne University, researching the social implications of technological change, and the technological implications of social change. She is the deputy director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. Her research areas include media policy and com... Read more

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