Public Hearings and Transcripts

Public hearings commenced from August 2008. Transcripts of proceedings will be available on this page approximately four weeks after each public hearing has been held. No more public hearings will take place for this Inquiry.

BRISBANE Tuesday 12 August 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)
Professor Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support)

Professor Brian Fitzgerald,
Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology

Dr Anne Fitzgerald,
Adjunct Professor, School of Law


Queensland University of Technology
Dr Peter Crossman, Assistant Under Treasurer and Government Statistician

Mr Tim Barker, Assistant Government Statistician

Mr Neale Hooper, Principal Project Manager

Office of Economic and Statistical Research, Queensland Treasury

Ms Kimberlee Weatherall, Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law


University of Queensland

CANBERRA Wednesday 13 August 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)

Mr Abhisek Chatterjee, Manager, Ozlabs

Mr Paul Russell, Computer Programmer

IBM Linux Technology Centre
Mr Patrick Callioni, Division Manager/First Assistant Secretary Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)

Mr David Hocking, CEO

Mr Graeme Martin, Victorian Chapter

Australian Spatial Industry Business Association

Professor Richard Jefferson, Chief Executive Officer


Ben Searle, Manager, Office of Spatial Data Management Geoscience Australia

MELBOURNE Monday 8 September 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)

Ms Linda O’Brien, Vice-Principal Information & CIO


The University of Melbourne

Dr Louise Minty, Assistant Director (Water Analysis And Reporting), Water Division


Bureau of Meteorology

Mr Carl Obst, Regional Director, Victoria


Australian Bureau of Statistics

MELBOURNE Tuesday 30 September 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)

Simon Edwards, Manager Government and Industry Affairs


Michael Pearce SC, Vice President

Liberty Victoria


Carolyn Dalton, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs

Alan Noble, Head of Engineering

Google Australia

Mr John Wilbanks, Vice President, Science Commons


Science Commons, Creative Commons

Dr Terry Cutler, Principal


Cutler & Company

MELBOURNE Monday 27 October 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)

Mr Alan Smart, Senior Consultant and Marketing Director


ACIL Tasman

Professor John Rosenberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Ms Anne Horn, University Librarian

Deakin University


Mr O. Hedberg, AM, Independent Chair

Associate Professor A. Rajabifard, Director, Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, Department of Geomatics

Victorian Spatial Council

Melbourne University

MELBOURNE Thursday 27 November 2008

Witness/es Organisation Transcript (PDF)

Mr Max McLaren, Managing Director

Mr Paul Took, Account Executive

Red Hat Asia-Pacific
Mr David Groenewegen, Deputy Director, Australian National Data Service

Monash University


Ms Yvonne Thompson, Manager, Strategic Data Development

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)