James Patterson, Communications Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, is a very impressive (dare I say it and betray my age) young man who one day will no doubt have a long career in politics, should he chose to take that path.

But at the moment he is at the forefront of the resistance to Senator Conroy’s media regulation “reforms” and here he calmly explains exactly why these “reforms” are a drastic overreach by Senator Conroy and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.