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Much talk, now action: defamation law reform is here

New South Wales Parliament has today passed the Defamation Amendment Bill 2020.

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Your corporate Facebook page: liability for third-party comments confirmed

On appeal from a preliminary question decided by Justice Rothman in Supreme Court of New South Wales defamation proceedings, the Court of Appeal has upheld the finding that media companies were...

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Defamation Panel: CAMLA’s Communications Law Bulletin

Following a hearing in February this year, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Voller case on 24 June 2019 and the result is intriguing for a host of reasons.

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Review 2019

With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate remains a priority...

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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 - addressing social media risks in the workplace

In this article we look at some of the areas of law relevant to social media (intellectual property, privacy, media and defamation, consumer protection and employment, as well as continuous...

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Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act

NSW has become the first state to enact the Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010 (the Act). The Act has replaced the sections of the civil and criminal procedure statutes that...

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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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Taxation treatment of earn out rights

As part of the Commonwealth Budget 2010-11, the Assistant Treasurer announced the Government...s intention to enact legislation to apply a ...look-through... capital gains tax (CGT) treatment for...

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