Who we are

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians.

Staff of the Australian Communications and Media Authority assist the eSafety Commissioner perform her functions and exercise her powers.

The Commissioner

Julie Inman Grant, eSafety CommissionerJulie Inman Grant is the eSafety Commissioner. She commenced this five year appointment in January 2017.

Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe.

Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach.

At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which now serves as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program.

Most recently, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, where she worked with governments across the region on issues such as innovation and digital transformation, creativity and STEM skills development and cybersecurity.

Our mission

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) is Australia’s national independent regulator for online safety.

eSafety’s purpose is to help safeguard Australians at risk from online harms and to promote safer, more positive online experiences.

eSafety leads and coordinates online safety efforts across Commonwealth departments, authorities and agencies, and we engage with key online safety stakeholders internationally, to amplify our impact cross borders. The activities of the eSafety Commissioner are governed by the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (Cth) but our remit has been extensively broadened since our establishment four years ago.

eSafety has worked to define its mission, vision and values and create a dynamic strategic planning framework for 2019-2022.

Our structure

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. It has eight sections that are supported by the eSafety Commissioner's Corporate Team.


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