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Australia’s media reform and its impact on M&A activity

On 16 October 2017, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives and granted Royal assent. Following the Royal...

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Australia’s media reform – removing two hurdles in a complex obstacle course

It is opportune to review the reforms and consider their implications for corporate transactional activity in the media sector.

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Workwise: executive departures and recruitment

JWS represented Seven Network (Operations) Pty Limited (Seven) and its executive programmer John Stephens in successfully defending the Supreme Court proceedings brought against them by Network Ten...

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Copyright a little cloudy around the edges

This article discusses the implications of the Federal Court decision in the case brought by Optus against the NRL and the AFL in relation to Optus' "TV Now...

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NSW Journalist Privilege law now in force

The Journalist Privilege amendments to the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) (the Act) came into force in NSW on 21 June 2011. The changes to the Act are designed to bring New South Wales into line with...

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Indirect tax sharing agreements

On 28 June 2010 Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Act 2010 (Cth) (the Act) was given Royal Assent. The Act establishes the legislative framework for entities which are...

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