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Classification Review Board Members

Classification Review Board members

The members of the Classification Review Board are chosen to be broadly representative of the Australian community. This means that they are drawn from diverse areas, age groups and backgrounds. Board members are not required to hold any specific qualifications, but they must meet certain selection criteria which reflects the experience and qualities needed to effectively carry out their role.

The members of the Classification Review Board live in different parts of Australia and travel to Sydney to make review decisions.

Who are the current Classification Review Board members?

The Review Board is currently made up of a Convenor, a Deputy Convenor and other Review Board members.

Victoria Rubensohn AM

Victoria Rubensohn AM 

Convenor

Appointed: 6 February 2009

Reappointed: 6 February 2012

Appointment Expires: 5 February 2015

Victoria Rubensohn AM holds a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Human Rights degree ,a law degree and has been a Member of the Order of Australia since 2004. She has worked in radio and television in Australia and the USA—and more generally in communications, especially within communications regulatory policy for most of her professional life. Victoria has been a Member of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, a Member of the Immigration Review Tribunal and Chairman of the National Film and Sound Archive. She has chaired Australian Government committees in the communications and intellectual property areas. Victoria also chaired the Telephone Information Services Standards Council for fifteen years and was a Consumer Member of the Mobile Premium Services Code Review Committee in 2011–12. She is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Consumer Affairs of the Australian Communications Consumer Network and is the Independent Reviewer of the Advertising Standards Bureau. Victoria runs an international communications consultancy, specialising in regulatory policy, is a Director of the Communications Law Centre and is the founding Director and Secretary of Media Access Australia.

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Fiona Jolly

Fiona Jolly 

Deputy Convenor

Appointed: 7 December 2011

Appointment Expires: 6 December 2014

Fiona Jolly, 45, resides in Wamboin NSW and works in the ACT. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Advertising Standards Bureau and previously held numerous positions with a number of Australian Government agencies. Fiona has also held positions on numerous Boards including as Director of the Australian Business Volunteers (current), the Ministerial Advisory Council for Women (ACT), Majura Primary School Board and as National President of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Australia.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (ANU) and a Master of Laws (Melb.) specialising in communications and international trade law. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fiona is the parent of four children aged five to thirteen years and has been actively involved in her local community through her children’s school and sporting commitments as well her volunteer work with the YWCA over a period of 15 years.

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Melissa de Zwart

Melissa de Zwart 

Appointed: 17 September 2009

Reappointed: 16 September 2013

Appointment expires: 16 June 2014

Melissa de Zwart is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Adelaide. She has a PhD in law (which examined the law of fair dealing) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Melissa has practised as a lawyer in both private practice and government, having been Legal Manager at CSIRO. She has published numerous articles on legal and social issues affecting copyright, particularly in the digital and popular culture context, convergence technologies, social networking and virtual worlds. In 2008 she contributed to the ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) Virtual Group of Experts on Security Issues in Virtual Worlds and Gaming (EU).

As the mother of two small children, Melissa has served as the president of a community childcare centre and has a keen interest in children’s entertainment as both a parent and consumer. In her recreational time, she enjoys books, manga, movies and computer games, and exchanging views on these with her students, extended family and friends both face-to-face and via social networking. Melissa lives in Adelaide

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Jane Smith

Jane Smith 

Appointed: 7 December 2011

Appointment Expires: 6 December 2014

 

Jane Smith, 55, lives in Ballarat, Victoria. She is currently the inaugural Director of the new Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, a technology rich interactive museum.  Her previous role was as Director of theshinyshinyworld Pty Ltd, an organisation providing strategic advice on a range of communications issues and creating artwork and projects that express concern for the environment and human interaction. Jane’s previous positions include senior roles with the ABC from 1990 to 1997, Chief Executive Officer with the NSW Film and Television Office from 1997 to 2006 and Vice President of Seed Productions, a film production company in 2007. Jane was the inaugural Head of the Centre for Screenwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School 2009-10.

Jane is currently Chair of the Committee for Revision of Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Codes and a member of the Digital Media Thought Leadership Group for the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation. She has also represented on a number of other Boards including Ausfilm, Screen Finance Group, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, and the Broadcasting Council. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts (Flinders) majoring in psychology and history and a Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology (Melb). She is actively involved in the community through her extensive career in both the public and private sectors as well as her involvement in the arts and film community.

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Peter Attard

Peter Attard 

Appointed: 7 December 2011

Appointment Expires: 6 December 2014

Peter Attard, 45, lives on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. He is the Director of Sound 4 Your Space Pty Ltd, a company that designs and supplies in-store music solutions to businesses and industries throughout Australia. He is also director of Attelier Imports, importing and selling gourmet food, wine and beer from Malta. He has created and taught Media, Visual Literacy, Visual Arts and Photography curriculum in both Secondary and TAFE education, as well as serving as Co-ordinator of these studies at various colleges in Victoria. Peter has been a committee member of the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), judged ATOM student film awards and is a member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) from the University of Melbourne. He is the father of three teenage children, is a regular user of social media and is actively involved in his local community through his children’s sporting commitments as well as through his work as director of his own companies.

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