H.E. Senator Stephen Conroy,
Government of Australia
“It is with great pleasure that I accept the invitation to be a
founding Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. I
look forward to sharing Australia’s experiences in developing a national
broadband network as well as contributing to the work of the Commission. I also
welcome the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other ITU Member
Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy was appointed Minister for
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in December 2007.
Stephen has a broad range of portfolio responsibilities, not least the
National Broadband Network—the largest nation-building infrastructure project in
Australian history, and the enabling foundation for Australia’s digital economy.
Other responsibilities include Australia’s digital television switchover, the
national broadcasters the ABC and SBS, media policy, community broadcasting,
cyber security and cyber-safety, radio frequency spectrum and Australia Post,
among other things.
Passionate about media and communications and about engaging with industry to
foster innovation and growth, Stephen has had active involvement in the
communications portfolio since November 2001.