Law Reform Relating to Press Freedom


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Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential law reform regarding freedom of the press.

In 2019, the ALRC undertook research and broad public consultation, asking: What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today? In December, the ALRC published its report, “The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25”. This webinar is part of a series to gain feedback and further input on some of the ALRC’s suggested future law reform inquiry topics.

Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on press freedom and national security addressing questions such as: Should an inquiry into press freedom be a priority? What are the particular problems that any future law reform inquiry should seek to solve? What benefits might be expected from any future reform?

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
• Find out the latest developments in regulation of the press.
• Understand contemporary thinking on the various challenges facing journalists, media and security agencies in particular.
• Hear ideas about aspects of the law that might most benefit from a reform inquiry, to facilitate and regulate press freedom.
• Consider the role of the ALRC and the potential benefits of a future inquiry.

Suited to:
Lawyers, professionals and members of the public with an interest in press freedom and its limits.

Co-hosted with:
The University of Queensland


  • Welcome: Professor Patrick Parkinson AM, Academic Dean and Head of School, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland;
  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, ALRC;
  • Professor Peter Greste, Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom;
  • Jacinta Carroll, Australian National University;
  • Georgia-Kate Schubert, Australia’s Right to Know coalition;
  • Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, University of Queensland.

You will be provided with: 
• Interactive Q&A session
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
• PowerPoint presentation

Please click 'Register' and enter a few details. Then you can watch the Webinar Recording multiple times for up to 6 months.

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
    • Complimentary

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