Laurie Patton (Australian executive)

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Laurie Patton is an Australian public interest advocacy and communications practitioner, former journalist and media executive, and blogger at TheLuckyGeneral.biz

Career[edit]

Following university studies Patton became an advisor and speech writer for NSW Attorney-General and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Frank Walker.[1][2]

He subsequently began a career as a journalist — producing and reporting for each of the three Australian commercial television networks. He later held a range of senior executive positions at the Seven Network.[3][4][5]

He was a founding director of the subscription television industry association now called ASTRA, and the creator of pay TV channel World Movies — part of the Foxtel platform. He was Deputy-Chair of the NSW Film and Television Office (now Screen NSW) where he led the first delegation of filmmakers and production companies to the Shanghai International Film Festival.[6]

Patton is currently active in the nonprofit sector, having been the founding CEO of community station Television Sydney,[7] executive director of Internet Australia[8][9] and CEO of the Australian Smart Communities Association.[9]

As the inaugural chief executive of free-to-air community station TVS (Television Sydney)[10][11] Patton co-founded the Australian Community Television Alliance.[12][13][14] He was subsequently appointed a member of a review of the Indigenous broadcasting and media sector for the Australian Government.[15][16]

While chief executive officer of Internet Australia, a chapter of the global nonprofit Internet Society, his views on Internet and media policy issues were quoted in Australian media.[17][18][19][20][21][22] During his tenure, Internet Australia — which represents Internet users in the business, education, governmental and private sectors — advised government and industry on matters such as data retention[23][24], Internet security, and national broadband policy.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nswlaborlawyers/pages/187/attachments/original/1526472608/180515_Annual_Frank_Walker_Lecture_2018_%28full_transcript%29.pdf?1526472608
  2. ^ john.graham@parliament.nsw.gov.au
  3. ^ https://www.saxton.com.au/laurie-patton/
  4. ^ https://www.itnews.com.au/news/tv-exec-named-first-ceo-of-isoc-au-398187
  5. ^ "In brief: ISOC-AU appoints CEO". Computerworld.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ "FTO Annual Report 2001/2002" (PDF). New South Wales Film and Television Office. p. 6.
  7. ^ "Turning pro - TV & Radio - Entertainment". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.itnews.com.au/news/tv-exec-named-first-ceo-of-isoc-au-398187
  9. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Directors and Staff - Internet Australia - A Chapter of the Internet Society". Internet.org.au. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ Browne, Rachel (20 November 2005). "Getting with the program". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  11. ^ Jinman, Richard (21 November 2005). "Turning pro". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  12. ^ Ari Sharp, 5 November 2009, The Age, Channel 31 to go digital, Retrieved 27 June 2015, "...The Melbourne station... granted new spectrum space ...Laurie Patton, secretary of the Australian Community Television Alliance..."
  13. ^ https://2017.apricot.net/elections/nominations/laurie-patton/
  14. ^ https://www.crikey.com.au/2018/06/06/community-tv-needed-now-more-than-ever/
  15. ^ [1] Archived 7 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ https://firstnationsmedia.org.au/sites/default/files/files/Stevens-Review-2010-review-broadcasting-investment.pdf
  17. ^ https://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/nbn-may-be-biggest-infrastructure-debacle/news-story/b98763951ae533590d7b06e1f802e0bc
  18. ^ Staff (16 November 2006). "Seven-Ten look local". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  19. ^ Jackson, Sally (12 July 2010). "Former senior bureaucrat to head review of indigenous media". The Australian / Australian Business Review. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  20. ^ Hinds, Richard (8 December 2006). "Foxtel refuses to play ball in rights impasse". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  21. ^ Jackson, Sally (9 November 2009). "$2.6m boost may put end to NITV's experiment". The Australian. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  22. ^ Brandis, George (20 February 2015). "Coalition pledges $18m to combat extremist websites and social media". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  23. ^ Andrew Masterson, 25 February 2015, Sydney Morning Herald, Lawyers, laymen, experts stumped by metadata proposals, Retrieved 27 June 2015
  24. ^ Biggs, Tim (12 May 2015). "Internet prices likely to rise as government subsidy for metadata retention scheme revealed". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  25. ^ "Subscribe to The Australian - Newspaper home delivery, website, iPad, iPhone & Android apps". Theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2018.

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