July 18th, 2017


Doors: 6:00pm Event: 6:30pm onwards


Food platters included in ticket price. Cash bar.

Everyone takes home a prize! Book your table of ten now!

$700.00 (incl GST) per table of ten

$70.00 (incl GST) per head

BOOK here

RSVP ASAP to avoid disappointment.

For enquiries and cheque bookings, contact CAMLA -  camla@tpg.com.au or 02) 4294 8059

July 4th, 2017

CAMLA's annual trivia night will be held on Thursday 31st August at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, York Street, Sydney. Register your early interest by emailing camla@tpg.com.au. Tickets will go on sale in the near future.

July 4th, 2017

FRIDAY 28th JULY 2017

Join us for the inaugural CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee CPD Seminar.

Panelists will provide a practical insight into defamation law, including discussing the
general framework of defamation law, and how to approach pre-publication advice and
defamation litigation.

When Friday 28th July 2017
7.30am registration and light breakfast
7.45am – 9.00am panel and questions
Where MinterEllison – Lvl 40 Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place Sydney
Tickets Members $15.00 (including GST)
Non-Members $20.00 (including GST)
Book here

Clarissa Amato
, Barrister, Banco Chambers
Theo Dorizac, Senior Legal Counsel, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Katherine Giles, Senior Associate, MinterEllison

CPD Units One (1)

May 16th, 2017

CAMLA/IIC seminar - International electronic marketing: enforcement and consent

Thursday 18th May
6:00 pm start with canapes and drinks to follow

Ashurst, Ballroom, Level 9, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

$40 (incl GST) for CAMLA/IICA members
$50 (incl GST) or non- members

In an interconnected world, many companies need to think globally when they design their electronic marketing and underpinning consent systems. This seminar is a rare opportunity to hear directly from two key regulators about the pivotal issues of enforcement and consent.

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and Jeremy Fenton, Executive Manager for the Unsolicited Communications Branch of the ACMA will each provide insights about their respective regimes. Andreas Mauroschat from Ashurst's German privacy practice will provide brief EU insights.

Register here: www.camla.org.au/seminars
or contact camla@tpg.com.au if you would like any further information

April 26th, 2017

In this issue:

Is It Really All About You?
Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited [2017] FCAFC 4
By Tim Brookes, Sophie Dawson, Clare Doneley and Jessica Norgard (Ashurst)

Telecommunications - A Regulatory Stocktake…
Dr Martyn Taylor (Norton Rose Fulbright) provides an overview of developments in telecommunications regulation in 2016 and what we can expect in the remainder of 2017.

Disclosing Privileged Documents to Regulators
Alex Cuthbertson, Partner, Monisha Sequeira, Senior Associate, and Alex Lee, Lawyer (Allens) report on the Cantor v Audi decision.

An Update on the Activities of the Australian Press Council
Antonia Rosen, a media lawyer at Banki Haddock Fiora, sits down with Professor David Weisbrot,
Chair of the Australian Press Council, to discuss developments in the regulation of Australian media

The Hare or the Tortoise - Is the Law Keeping Up With the Telecommunication Sector’s Blistering Pace of Change?  Thomas Jones and Michael Joffe of Corrs Chambers Westgarth take a look.

Site Blocking Case Handed Down: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1503
Simone Blackadder and Andrew Stewart (Baker McKenzie) report on the recent site blocking decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Roadshow Films v Telstra.

Selling on Social
By Emma Dowsett, Lawyer, and Rebecca Dunn, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin

Profile: Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee Chair, Sophie Ciufo, caught up with Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, to discuss his views on key human rights issues such as freedom of speech and communication.

OPINION: Law Reform Should Protect, Not Harm, Creators
In light of the recently released report into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements by the Productivity Commission, Eli Fisher (Banki Haddock Fiora) argues that copyright law reform should protect, not harm, creators.

Challenges in Media Regulation
On 9 November, Richard Bean, Acting Chairman of ACMA spoke to CAMLA members and guests in Sydney about some of the challenges in media regulation.

Report - CAMLA Seminar -“Fair Use, Flexibility, Innovation and Creativity”
By Ashleigh Fehrenbach, Associate, MinterEllison


A hard copy will be also posted to members who have elected to receive the Communications Law Bulletin this way. If you want to check or change your delivery preference, please contact: Cath Hill - camla@tpg.com.au


We hope you enjoy this issue and welcome any feedback.



April 23rd, 2017

"Kim Dalton is the author of Platform Papers 51, Missing in Action: The ABC and Australia’s screen culture, published 1 May. Kim Dalton is a respected broadcast and public policy professional, who as CEO of the Australian Film Commission led the policy debate around Australian content on television. As Director of ABCTV (2006–13), he increased funding for Australian programs and steered ABC TV into the digital era. Now, half a decade later, he reflects on how lack of governance and an inadequate, outdated Charter have undermined an effective policy framework built up over sixty years.

In his powerful essay, Dalton challenges Australia’s foremost cultural institution. At our breakfast he expands his discussion of the ABC’s responsibilities and the need for creative engagement with the independent production sector, and the cultural challenges of the digital world.

‘Using its status as an independent statutory authority’, he writes, the ABC ‘now disregards transparency, accountability and engagement with policy objectives, and instead pursues an internal agenda and its own priorities. He calls for a new Charter that defines the ABC’s responsibilities as a cultural leader; and sets proper measures to achieve them."


PURCHASE TICKETS @ currencyhouse.org.au/node/231

March 17th, 2017

The Law Council of Australia (International Law Section) are generously offering CAMLA members a discount to their upcoming 'Freedom of Speech' seminar.

Upon registration, you will also receive free membership to the International Law Section for the first year.


Post-truth, alternative facts, Russian hacking, fake news…has technology
trumped defamation legislation? Our panel of speakers review recent
decisions both in Australia (Toben v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA
296; Google Inc v Trkulja [2016] VSCA 333) and around the increasingly
shrinking globe.

Justice Lucy McCallum, Defamation List Judge, Supreme Court of NSW
Professor D K Rolph, University of Sydney
Sandy Dawson SC, Barrister
Matthew Richardson, Barrister
Richard Ackland, Justinian, Gadfly, Gazette of Law and Journalism and the
Kate McClymont, Sydney Morning Herald
Michaela Whitbourn, Sydney Morning Herald
Chair: Judge Gibson (Co-Chair of the ILS Comparative Law Committee)

Thursday 30 March 2017
4.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Marque Lawyers
Level 4, 343 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Cost ILS members: $50.00
(including CAMLA members)

Non-members: $65.00
Students: $25.00


RSVP 23 March 2017 (limited places available)

You can register here and please note that you are a CAMLA member on your form:


February 21st, 2017

Tuesday 7th March
6:00pm for 6:30pm
King & Wood Mallesons

Level 61
Governor Phillip Tower,
1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Don't miss the CAMLA Young Lawyers networking event for young lawyers with an interest in the media and communications industries.

This year's panel will discuss their career paths and professional highlights and challenges:

Richard Cobden SC, Barrister, Nigel Bowen Chambers

Rachel Launders, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nine Entertainment Co

John Pender, Executive Director of the Australian Press Council

Katrina Rathie, Partner in Charge, King & Wood Mallesons

The finalists of the CAMLA essay competition will also be announced.

$20.00 (incl GST)

Register now here.
Enquiries: camla@tpg.com.au or 02) 4294 8059

February 21st, 2017

In March the Australian Copyright Council will host three webinars dedicated to the professional development of legal practitioners.

Over three weeks we will live stream hour-long webinars for legal practitioners to gain CPD/CLE units* and brush up on their copyright knowledge. Topics include:

•Hot Topics: Summarising some of the major happenings in Australia and overseas in 2016 with reference to proposed amendments to the Copyright Act and to the implications of the Productivity Commission.
•Managing copyright risk in your legal practice: For lawyers seeking to understand this specialised area of law in a practical sense as it applies in their day to day work.
•Social Media for Lawyers: We take a close look at copyright issues relevant to legal practitioners to work out what your rights and responsibilities are online.

Prices start from $90 per session with the first webinar scheduled for March 8 at 12:30pm AEDST. \

Bookings and registrations can be made at:

For enquiries please contact us at infor@copyright.org.au or 02 9101 2377.

*Legal practitioners may claim Continuing Legal Education (CLE) units for sessions relevant to their continuing professional development (CPD) and practice of law, excepting practitioners in Western Australia