Review panel of the Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters


Mr Robert Kerr will chair the panel, bringing his economic and competition policy expertise to the Inquiry. Mr Kerr is a consulting economist and former head of staff at the Commonwealth Productivity Commission. He was also a Commissioner of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission, where he conducted public inquiries into regulatory issues.

Mr Kerr will be joined by Ms Julie Flynn and Ms Sandra Levy AO, who will provide their wealth of media and broadcasting experience to the Inquiry.

Ms Flynn was the CEO of Free TV Australia from 2001 until 2016. She joined Free TV after 25 years in journalism at the ABC and commercial broadcasters. Ms Flynn is a Walkley Award winner and a former President of the Canberra Press Gallery.

Ms Levy is a director and producer with an extensive background in screen and cultural organisations. She is a former CEO of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and has held senior roles with major broadcasters and producers, including as Head of Drama and later Director of Television at the ABC. Ms Levy was recently appointed to the board of the NIDA Foundation Trust.

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Discussion paper

26 Apr 2018

This inquiry is operating in the context of rapidly changing media markets. Boundaries between traditional media markets are dissolving, new platforms exist for distributing news and entertainment, and revenue streams are changing. Consumers are adopting new forms of media rapidly, and the increased competition between...

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