Talking Tech Policy

Taking Stock of Aussie Tech Policy with Minister Fletcher

December 20, 2021

In the inaugural episode of Talking Tech Policy, Johanna Weaver, Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at ANU, sits down with The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. 

The pair discuss measures the Australian government has implemented ranging from online trolling and adult cyberbullying to encryption, the Media Bargaining Code and knowledge gaps in the tech policymaking space. 

This episode was produced by Anna Davies. Tanvi Nair and Amy Denmede provided invaluable research support, and Ben Gowdie production support only an avid podcast listener can provide.

Send us your questions: techpolicydesign@anu.edu.au Follow us on Twitter: @TPDesignCentre 

Relevant Links: 

Paul Fletcher, Governing In The Internet Age: https://publishing.monash.edu/product/governing-in-the-internet-age/ 

Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill: https://www.ag.gov.au/legal-system/social-media-anti-trolling-bill 

Online Safety Act 2021: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021A00076 

eSafety Commissioner: https://www.esafety.gov.au/ 

Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Act 2021: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021A00021 

Media Statement on Inquiry into Big Tech: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/parliamentary-committee-put-big-tech-under-microscope

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