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How Australian Consumer Law applies to call centres and complaints divisions

Do your call centres and complaints divisions know what they can and cannot say under the Australian Consumer Law?

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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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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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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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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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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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