Join GA & Chifley to talk about politics & tech. 2019 has been filled with political action with the most recent being AFP raids on journalists, sparking alarms in the journalist and wider community. We'll be looking at existing political policies and how these will impact Australia's local economy and technology scene. Then, we'll discuss how emerging technologies can be used to protect individuals and businesses from the state.
* What does the government need to do to fast-track innovation in Australia?
* How can startups and SME's lobby get involved in the political discussion to make their concerns heard?
* What does the future look like between individuals, tech companies and the government? Will technology be the unbiased mediator?
* What is the future of freedom of press and journalism in Australia? Can technology be used to protect journalists and sources?
* Can technology be used to regain the trust of politicians?
Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Near District Brasserie, Ground Floor

Sunita Bose
Sunita is the Managing Director of the Digital Industry Group Incorporated (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI’s vision is a thriving Australian digitally-enabled economy that fosters innovation, a growing selection of digital products and services, and where online safety and privacy are protected.
Roma Christian
Roma is the Executive Editor at 4SquareMedia. Reporting daily on the business of consumer tech, she's well versed in security issues plaguing consumers, and the growing trajectory of smart cities and homes. Roma is an award-nominated technology journalist, and among a handful of female tech editors nationwide.
Madeline Boothe
Maddie has been working with disruptive businesses and scalable tech companies for over five years. She is a currently a Commercial Lawyer at Aperion Law where she advises entrepreneurs on their journey, anywhere from startup through to exit. Maddie is heavily involved in the tech scene and runs a number of pro bono legal clinics to different coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators around Australia.
Nicholas Tan
Co-Founder of The Mad Cow Project, his skills lie in macroeconomics, finance, economic development, trade and microeconomic reform, within the broader context of natural resource management and social policy. His goal is to work with government, business and farmers to inspire and drive change that improves economic, social and environmental outcomes towards a healthy food and fibre system.