Appendix 2

Public hearings

Friday, 22 January 2021
Main Committee Room
Parliament House
Ms Melanie Silva, Managing Director & Vice President of Australia New Zealand
Ms Lucinda Longcroft, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy Australia
Mr Josh Machin, Head of Public Policy Australia
Mr Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy Asia-Pacific
News Corporation
Ms Georgia-Kate Schubert, Head of Policy and Government Affairs
Mr Campbell Reid, Group Executive Corporate Affairs, Policy & Government Relations
Australian Associated Press
Ms Emma Cowdroy, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Jonty Low, Chair
Mr Chris Janz, Chief Digital & Publishing Officer
Ms Rachel Launders, General Counsel & Company Secretary
Ms Victoria Buchan, Director of Communications & Public Relations
Guardian Australia
Mr Dan Stinton, Managing Director
Ms Lenore Taylor, Editor
Free TV
Ms Bridget Fair, Chief Executive Director
Mr Ross Mitchell, Director Broadcasting Policy
Mr Greg Hywood, Chairman
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Mr Mark Tapley, Director Strategy
Mr Scott Gamble, Manager Social Media Strategy
Mr Carl Toohey, Senior Strategist
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS)
Ms Natasha Eves, External Affairs Manager
Ms Sarah Yassien, Director Corporate Strategy
Ms Clare O’Neil, Director Corporate Affairs
Ms Mandi Wicks, Director News & Current Affairs
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Mr Rod Sims, Chair
Ms Kate Reader, General Manager – Digital Platform Branch
Monday, 1 February 2021
Committee Room 2S1
Parliament House
Media Entertainment & Arts Association (MEAA)
Mr Adam Portelli, Director Media
Reset Australia
Ms Chris Cooper, Executive Director
Mr Matt Nguyen, Policy Lead
Dr Bronwyn Kelly
Country Press Australia
Mr Bruce Ellen, President
Mr Paul Thomas, Director
The Australia Institute: Centre for Responsible Technology
Mr Peter Lewis, Director
Solstice Media
Mr Eric Beecher, Chairman
Junkee Media
Mr Neil Ackland, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Rob Scott, Editorial Director
Dr Belinda Barnet
The Treasury
Ms Meghan Quinn, Deputy Secretary
Mr Tom Dickson, Assistant Secretary, Corporations Branch
Ms Erin Wells, Assistant Secretary
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Ms Pauline Sullivan, First Assistant Secretary
Mr James Penprase, Assistant Secretary–Broadcasters and COVID-19 Response Taskforce

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