I work for the Department of Communications where I manage programs and help develop and promote awareness of Australian communication and media policy and regulatory settings. My present focus is on Indigenous Broadcasting, with prior assignments in digital Security Strategy Policy, Broadcasting Content Policy, Digital Economy Policy and Online Content and Copyright.
I have, for the past decade, been continuously engaged in training journalism and communications students for Canberra and Griffith Universities and teaching media content, production and presentation skills for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. As the communications manager and webmaster for interNATIONAL PARKtours I once walked for a living
I was a content producer, presenter and manager at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and worked, at various times, as; Development Coordinator for ABC Radio, Manager ABC Coast FM, Manager 612 ABC Brisbane, Manager 105.7 ABC Darwin, Manager 774 ABC Melbourne, Manager Queensland, Manager Northern Territory and General Manager TripleJ. I cut my teeth in media by helping kick start the community sector at 2ARM and 4ZZZ, winning national awards for Documentary, News and Music features.
My core skills are in the strategic development and positioning of service enterprises, including: team engagement, deployment and development; business, resource and facilities management; media production and presentation; governance and policy; stakeholder engagement, communications and public relations; research and writing; negotiation and conciliation. My foundation skills include audio production, presentation and journalism.
|Address||Canberra and Lower Beechmont. Australia.|
|Phone||+61 2 6100 3770|
March 2013 to Current
Manager Indigenous Broadcasting, Public Interest Broadcasting, Department of Communications, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The section administers the Indigenous Broadcasting Program, which helps underwrite Indigenous radio broadcasters, peak bodies, content producers and training as well as Imparja Television and Indigenous Community Television.November 2012 to March 2013
Assistant Director, Security Strategy Policy, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The Security Strategy Policy Section provides policy advice on cybersecurity issues for small business and home-users, and manages Australia's engagement on communications and cybersecurity issues in the Asia-Pacific region.November 2011 to November 2012
Assistant Manager, Broadcasting Content Policy, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The Broadcasting Content Policy Section provides policy advice on the regulatory framework that governs content broadcast on commercial television and radio.July 2010 to November 2011
Lecture and convene Broadcast Journalism 1, University of Canberra. Teach in Media Industries and Audiences, Advanced Broadcast Journalism 2, Broadcast Journalism 2, Online News, Understanding Media and Communications Technology and Change.
Batchelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology), University of New England (1975-1977).
Production and presentation
Training and development
Links and downloads
- 2ARM Launch 1976
- ABC Central West NSW 1986
- ABC Metro Managers 1996
- Coast FM Blues Fest 2003
- DBCDE Broadband Future 2009
- AFTRS Digital Production 2010
- AFTRS Audio Production 2011
- UC Broadcast Journalism 2011
- ABC TV Program Launch 2012
- PY Media Team Umuwa 2013
- PY Media Board Meeting 2013
- PAW Media Yuendumu 2013
I do some bushwalking, taking photos as I move around. The shots on these pages have been taken, mostly, in the ACT and South Eastern NSW.
- Sony SLT Alpha A55
- Sony SAL18250 Zoom lens, 18 mm to 250 mm, F/3.5-6.3, Minolta A-type
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Canberra and Lower Beechmont. Australia.
Phone: +61 2 6100 3770