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IIC Australian Chapter: Communications Laws and the Media

News and Democracy – a year in review & what’s next

4 december 2019
hOSTED BY Bird & Bird

An audience of over 50 people attended the IIC Australian chapter’s last event for 2019. Kindly hosted by Bird & Bird, the event featured speakers who reviewed and discussed some of the major developments in media and communications laws that have played out during the year. The event also featured Bird & Bird partner, Thomas Jones, who provided a round-up of the year in technology.

Facilitated by Bird & Bird Partner Sophie Dawson, the evening featured a guest panel including Lesley Power, General Counsel at Special Broadcasting Service, Barbara McDonald – Professor at University of Sydney Law School, Fellow at the Australian Academy of Law and Rachel Launders – General Counsel and Company Secretary at Nine Entertainment Co.

Event guests were also given an insight into international perspectives from via a video snapshot with introductory remarks by IIC President Chris Chapman.

Panel speakers

Lesley Power, General Counsel, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia
Barbara McDonaldProfessor, University of Sydney Law School, Fellow at the Australian Academy of Law
Rachel Launders, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nine Entertainment Co.



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