Vision of the Communications Law Centre
To uphold free and responsible expression.
To promote leading research, policy, law reform, education and advocacy that support:
- the communication of ideas;
- diversity of expression;
- equity of access to communications media;
- trust and responsibility in communications; and
- integrity and accountability of the communications media;
in the public interest.
CLC Research & Associates
The CLC undertakes academic research as well as commissioned research for government, NGOs, industry and the professions.
The CLC engages with interested academics, researchers, practitioners, professionals and students at law, economics, arts and the social sciences to participate in the CLC.
- engages constructively in public discourse and debate;
- makes submissions to Government reviews;
- holds seminars and conferences to promote well informed discussion about matters of interest;
- contributes to teaching in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences;
- engages actively with professional practice and in public, professional, industry and consumer organisations; and
- delivers training and short courses for professionals and practitioners.
Communications law addresses the flow of information and communications and the function of the media. It is a key part of the social fabric. Its proper function maintains the health of a liberal democracy. Well founded communications policy, law and practice are elements of the social infrastructure of a national and global information society and the knowledge economy.
Communications policy encompasses the legal, social and economic aspects of many subjects, which are of vital interest to the community, including:
There is a wide scope of subject matter and an intense pace of change. CLC will focus its resources to make a meaningful contribution to the field of communications and media policy, law and practice and we will conduct an agenda of research and reform which contributes to social and economic development.