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.