Paul Chadwick is the ABC’s Director of Editorial Policies.
From 2001 until July 2006, he was the first Privacy Commissioner of Victoria, having previously been practising law in Melbourne. From 1989 to 1997 he was the founding co-ordinator of the Victorian Office of the Communications Law Centre, a not for profit research, teaching and public education organisation.
He was a journalist with the Sun News-Pictorial and The Age and a part time lecturer in journalism at RMIT over the period 1977 to 1989. He has published books on Freedom of Information law and media ownership. He gave the annual A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne on the subject of Media and Accountability in 1999.