Laurie Patton (Australian executive)

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Laurie Patton

Laurie Patton is an Australian public interest advocacy and communications practitioner, social commentator,[1][2][3][4][5] and a former journalist and media executive. He is currently Vice-President of the Telecommunications Society of Australia (TelSoc).[6][7][8][9]

Career[edit]

Now active in the non-profit sector Patton is a former CEO / Executive Director of Internet Australia,[10][11] the peak body representing the interests of Internet users and a chapter of the global Internet Society, where he initiated an ongoing campaign for #BetterBroadband.[12][13][14][15]

Shortly after joining Internet Australia Patton told a parliamentary inquiry the drafting of the controversial Date Retention Act (Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015) was "a monumental stuff-up" and “fundamentally flawed”.[16][17][18][19][20] He subsequently commented on matters such as digital literacy, broadband policy,[21][22][23][24] and the media.[25]

Patton is a former executive at the Seven Network.[26][27][28][28] He created the World Movies Pay-TV channel[26][11] and was founding CEO of community station TVS (Television Sydney).[29]

Patton has held for-profit and non-profit board roles, including at the National Heart Foundation of Australia[30] and the NSW Film & Television Office (now Screen NSW).[31] As deputy chair of the FTO he initiated and led the first official Australian delegation to the Shanghai International Film Festival.[32][33] He was a member of an expert panel for a review of the Indigenous broadcasting and media sector for the Australian Government.[34]

Since joining TelSoc Patton has continued to campaign for repair of the National Broadband Network (NBN)[35][36] and has advocated the allocation of government Coronavirus stimulous funding for the employment of retrenched workers to be deployed to upgrade the NBN.[37][38][39]

References[edit]

  1. "A virtual solution to 21st century government". 8 April 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Op-ed: we wouldn't need inquiries if public administration wasn't so broken". 13 November 2019.
  3. Laurie, Patton. "The Case For Mandating Governance Training For NFP Boards | PBA". Pro Bono Australia. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "No balls: how Cricket Australia lost the media game". Crikey. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. John Menadue (19 February 2020). "LAURIE PATTON. Sports rorts shows need for public sector re-think". Archived from the original on 21 February 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Peter Dinham (2019-12-03). "Australia 'falling behind' APAC in developing technologies, says Telsoc chief". iTWire. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  7. "About Telsoc | Telsoc". telsoc.org. Telsoc. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  8. Manning, Paddy (4 April 2020). "NBN under pressure". The Saturday Paper. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. John Menadue (28 January 2020). "LAURIE PATTON. Overexposed – let's hear from someone else!". Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Roll of Honour - Directors and Staff - Internet Australia - A Chapter of the Internet Society". Archived from the original on 24 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Andrew Colley. "TV exec named first CEO of ISOC-AU". itnews. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "Multi-technology mess. Why the film and TV industry should be fighting for #BetterBroadband". Australian Television News - TV Blackbox. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Isabelle Lane (11 March 2020). "'Not up to operational standards': NBN HFC outages soar, TPG reveals". The New Daily. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. Dinham, Peter. "iTWire - Telsoc VP calls for govt to fund NBN Co to employ those retrenched due to COVID-19 crisis". www.itwire.com.
  15. "Is now the time to fix the NBN?". Information Age.
  16. Hunt, Elle (11 January 2017). "Data retention law a 'monumental stuff-up', says internet users group". Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020 – via www.theguardian.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "17 September 2015 - NEWS RELEASE: Internet Australia says "fundamentally flawed" Data Retention Act needs urgent review - Internet Australia - A Chapter of the Internet Society". www.internet.org.au. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. "ISPs unhappy at data retention funding split". technologydecisions.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. John Menadue (10 February 2020). "LAURIE PATTON. The Data Retention Act. How not to introduce complex legislation". Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. Hunt, Elle (6 December 2016). "Data retention black hole: no one knows how many ISPs Australia has, say experts". Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019 – via www.theguardian.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  21. Dylan Bushell-Embling. "nbn connections grow to 6.6m in Dec quarter". www.technologydecisions.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  22. "Opinion: Sports rorts shows need for public sector re-think". 19 February 2020. Archived from the original on 21 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  23. https://www.technologydecisions.com.au/content/networking/article/opinion-oh-dear-what-can-the-matter-be--883223376 Archived 10 March 2020 at the Wayback Machine]
  24. "Telstra puts a bell on the broadband cat and spays NBN Co". 16 March 2020. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  25. Hague, Corey (23 December 2015). "Project Thunder: The Aussie rival to Netflix that never was". ABC News. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  26. 26.0 26.1 Robert McKnight. "OPINION | James Warburton needs to stamp out the arrogance at SEVEN". Australian Television News - TV Blackbox. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  27. "Laurie Patton — Authors". Australian Television News - TV Blackbox. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  28. 28.0 28.1 Jill Singer (20 February 2017). "Laurie Patton: 7.30 got it wrong on Today Tonight and Kennett -- and refuses to correct the record". Crikey. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  29. "TVS' Laurie Patton signs off". 28 April 2010.
  30. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  31. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/main/About_us/NSW-Annual-Report.pd
  32. reporters2002-11-27T04:05:00+00:00, Staff. "China assesses co-production potential with South Africa, Australia". Screen. Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. While Patton and FTO chief executive Jane Smith are trying to create a channel for distributors of Australia films - Chinese films screen in Australia commercially, in festivals, and on television - they are as interested in cultural exchange, including the development of co-productions. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  33. "NEW SOUTH WALES FILM AND TELEVISION OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT 2001/2002" (PDF). 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-11. The Deputy Chair, Laurie Patton, led a delegation of Australian filmmakers to the Shanghai International Film Festival and TV Market, on behalf of the Premier. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  34. "Review of Australian Government Investment in the Indigenous Broadcasting and Media Sector" (PDF). First Nations Media. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018. The Deputy Chair, Laurie Patton, led a delegation of Australian filmmakers to the Shanghai International Film Festival and TV Market, on behalf of the Premier. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  35. "NBN won't be finished on time or within budget, telco experts say". The New Daily. 11 February 2020. Archived from the original on 1 April 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  36. "The Minister and the elephant: a broadband tale". theluckygeneral.biz. Archived from the original on 9 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  37. "An opportunity for the Prime Minister's National COVID-19 Coordination Commission to prove its mettle". 25 March 2020. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  38. The Project TV [@theprojecttv] (22 March 2020). "What does the federal government need to do in order to fix the NBN? We asked an expert and this is actually a really good idea!pic.twitter.com/anNrAzaSSX" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  39. "It's never been more important to close the digital divide". Crikey. 6 April 2020. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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