Following a successful career spanning politics, media and technology, including a series of senior executive roles at the Seven Network, Laurie Patton is now active in the not-for-profit sector.
From 2014-2017 Laurie was CEO / Executive Director of advocacy group Internet Australia, where he was frequently interviewed on radio and television and quoted in the press, becoming one of the most vocal proponents of the need for a 21st Century national broadband network. He led Internet Australia's campaigns for all Australians to have access to the internet and the skills to use it – both for economic and social development – and appeared before a range of parliamentary inquiries — including the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security where he argued the Data Retention Act was “fundamentally flawed”.
You can follow Laurie on Twitter @LJPatton.
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