Netflix enlists an old troll to fight Australian regulation

The government has released hidden submissions to the last digital enquiry, so we discover how Netflix has armed itself to resist.

Did you know that Netflix does not exist? All those binge weekends we have been staring at empty screens. Disney hasn’t arrived either, and Stan is but a dream. 

In late 2017, the government asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission  to investigate the impact of digital platforms on consumers, advertisers and the choice and quality of news and journalism. But it did not include subscription video on demand. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.