At the inaugural Law and the Media Conference in Sydney we will discuss the way forward to re-balance Australia’s national security, data encryption, defamation, whistleblowing and suppression order legislation. We highlight why journalists engaged in legitimate work should be protected along with their sources.
Many ask does Australia need the equivalent of a First Amendment? We will open dialogue on what needs to be in place to better protect press freedom in Australia.
The complex global digital economy is also challenging defamation law and we discuss the reform that may be needed to keep up with the technological pace.
Senator Rex Patrick
Centre Alliance, Senator for South Australia
CEO, Transparency International Australia
Chair, Alliance for Journalists' Freedom
Professor Peter Greste
UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications, The University of Queensland
Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
Head of Asia Pacific, Desk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) PARIS, FRANCE
Partner, Gilbert + Tobin & Advisor, Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom
Principal Lawyer, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Macpherson Kelley
Senior Associate, Banki Haddock Fiori
Barrister, Level 22 Chambers
Professor David Rolph
The University of Sydney Law School
Managing Director, DIGI
Allens Hub for Law, Technology & Innovation, Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia
Social Media expert
Dr Daniel Joyce
Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, UNSW Law