Margie Tannock

Co-leads Australian Public Policy team
Squire Patton Boggs

Margie Tannock co-leads Squire Patton Boggs’ Australian Public Policy team, which provides legal insights at the point where business, government and the law intersect. She helps clients achieve a desired regulatory or litigation outcome by engaging rule makers and rule enforcers. Our team members also work with regulators and policymakers to develop innovative approaches to enable regulatory frameworks keep pace with technological, environmental and social evolution. A key focus of the team is our autonomous vehicles initiative, which is engaging with government and industry to ensure a consistent and unified framework for the regulation of driverless vehicles in Australia.

Plenary Session – Panel Moving around our future city: The Opportunity of Disruption – the intervention of driverless vehicles is fast approaching. It’s not about ‘if’, but ‘what and when’. How do we harness the opportunities for the future design and planning of our cities and regions? What are the potential pitfalls and can these be mitigated? Which Australian cities will become a first mover for innovation in sustainable transport? Is it all a matter of safety?

She will speak to: The Rules of the New Road – in designing the regulatory framework for the new transport future, what can we expect? How will this impact on planning frameworks? What are the risks in autonomous travel? What is needed for the lawmakers to deliver optimum planning and health outcomes?