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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the converged national regulator for telecom and broadcasting in the country.

Narida O'LoughlinInterviewee:
Nerida O’Loughlin, Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority

What you will learn in this audiocast (12min 55sec):

  • Current challenges facing regulators
  • The place and experiences of a converged regulator in the national environment
  • Is the regulatory environment now too complex? Approaches to dealing with the emerging complexity
  • Ex-ante and ex-post approaches: which tools are suitable?
  • How should regulators think about national industrial policies and the like?
  • Is telecom regulation fundamentally regulation of the incumbent?
  • Are there emerging tensions between infrastructure based service providers and inbound OTT service providers in the regulatory space?
  • The lessons to be learned from a major switchover of analogue TV spectrum. Can society be future proofed or are more switchovers likely?
  • The 2018 agenda for ACMA
  • Future prospects for coordination and multi-sectoral regulatory oversight

Ms. Nerida O’Loughlin commenced as Chair of the ACMA on 14 October 2017 for a five-year term. Prior to joining the ACMA, Nerida was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Communications and the Arts providing policy advice across telecommunications, broadcasting, online content, and the arts. Nerida has also been responsible for major projects in the communications portfolio, including leading the Digital Television Switchover Program. Nerida served as interim CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency from 2016 to 2017. Over her career, Nerida has also held senior positions in the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, predominantly across the technology and cultural sectors.