Mumbrellacast: Senator Hanson-Young on media policy; plus UM’s Anathea Ruys

On this week's Mumbrellacast, Emma Shepherd and Kalila Welch join host, Calum Jaspan to discuss the weeks news, including an interview with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Then, an interview with UM CEO, Anathea Ruys.

The federal election takes place this Saturday. Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young joins the podcast to discuss her party’s policies in the media reform and regulation space, including public service broadcaster funding, a Murdoch Royal Commission, and funding for the Australian Screen industry.

After Disney+ committed to funding for nine Australian originals this week, the team discusses how the other streaming players are responding, how Australia is now viewed as more than a ‘location destination’, and why Stan continues to have a competitive advantage locally.

Finally, UM CEO, Anathea Ruys joins the podcast. During the conversation, Ruys discusses the intricacies and heightened of handling the federal government account during election season, Mediabrands’ automation transformation to fix the talent crisis, market differences between Australia and the US, and returning to the role in the midst of COVID.

Episode breakdown

  • Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young joins the podcast to discuss media policy (01:36)
  • Foreign investment on Australian screens (18:48)
  • Interview with UM CEO, Anathea Ruys (25:43)

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