The Convergence Review was an independent review established by the Australian Government to examine the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to the converged media and communications landscape in Australia.
The Convergence Review Committee was chaired by Glen Boreham with Malcolm Long and Louise McElvogue as committee members.
Information on the Convergence Review is available on the DBCDE website
ASTRA submissions to the Convergence Review
• Response to the Convergence Review Interim Report February 2012
• Final Submission to the Convergence Review, including supporting report from Deloitte Access Economics November 2011
and the ASTRA Executive Summary to the Convergence Review
• Submission on the Convergence Review Framing Paper June 2011
• Submission on the Convergence Review Emerging Issues Paper August 2011
• Submission on Draft Terms of Reference January 2011
Convergence Review documents and further information
DBCDE Convergence Review website
Final Report (April 2012)
Interim Report (December 2011)
Detailed Discussion Papers (September 2011)
Emerging Issues Paper (July 2011)
Framing Paper (April 2011)
Convergence Review Milestones
30 April 2012: The Final Report of the Convergence Review Committee was released. The Report’s recommendations are largely consistent with the recommendations foreshadowed in the Interim Report released in December 2011. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy, has previously stated that the Government will formally respond to the Review later in 2012 and will seek to begin delivering reforms during the course of 2012.
15 December 2011: The Review Committee released an Interim Report outlining its proposed recommendations. ASTRA submitted its response to the Interim Report on 10 February 2012.
4 November 2011: ASTRA made its final submission to the Convergence Review including a supporting report by Deloitte Access Economics.
19 September 2011: The Review Committee released five detailed discussion papers on major themes for the Review.
6 July 2011: The Convergence Review Committee released an Emerging Issues Paper. ASTRA made a submission in response to the Emerging Issues Paper on 22 August 2012.
28 April 2011: The Convergence Review Committee released a framing paper for the Review and issued a call for submissions. ASTRA made a submission to the Convergence Review Framing Paper on 10 June 2012.
2 March 2011: The Minister announced the final Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review. The Minister also announced that Mr Glen Boreham would chair the Convergence Review Committee, which will include Mr Malcolm Long. On 21 April 2011, the Minister announced Louise McElvogue as the third member of the Convergence Review Committee.
14 December 2010: The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, released the draft Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review for public consultation. ASTRA made a submission in relation to the draft Terms of Reference in January 2011.