December 13th, 2012

Communications Law at Melbourne Law School

The specialisation in Communications Law offers an advanced and dynamic understanding of the law affecting the media and communications industries, including its impact on the publication of information, ownership, services and technology. Change is constant in this area of law and the program is regularly renewed to ensure that it captures the latest developments in law, theory, practice and the legal implications of technology.

New subjects added to the specialisation in 2013 offer topical insight into the law affecting ‘newsgathering’ and a foundation in the theory and practice of regulation. Both subjects are taught by international experts Dr Andrew Scott (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Professor Colin Scott (University College Dublin). Melbourne Law School has long-standing expertise in communications law, concentrated in its Centre for Media and Communications Law.

All subjects are run intensively over five consecutive business days for the convenience of working professionals from throughout Australia. Teachers are drawn from throughout Australia and the world from firms, the Bar, judiciary, corporations and government. Quality is maintained by continual review and consultation with practitioner and academic experts in the field.

Communications Law is one of 23 specialist legal areas offered as part of the Melbourne Law Masters. Comprising almost 35 courses, the program offers exceptional quality and a wide subject choice that allows students to tailor courses to meet their personal and professional aspirations.

Applications are being accepted for 2013. Apply today. For more information visit the website

December 3rd, 2012

PAW 2012 will take place from 29 April to 5 May 2012 and will include various events, including a business breakfast in Sydney where the question will be posed: what would you do if faced with a data breach?



October 7th, 2011

Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner recently delivered a speech, Recent Developments in Privacy Law to CAMLA members at Henry Davis York. This presentation is available here.

The OAIC's inaugural 2011 Information Policy Conference will be held on 15 November 2011, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Please contact directly OAIC for futher details:

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September 2nd, 2011

Mr Chris Chapman, Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority discussed the Government’s Convergence Review from the perspective of the ACMA’s experience at the coal face of regulatory convergence with CAMLA members earlier this year at Blake Dawson. Please click on Downloads to access this speech.

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August 22nd, 2011

The winners of the 2011 CAMLA CUP were Wiener’s Winners (Truman Hoyle) with Team Tusma (Corrs Chambers Westgarth) coming in second.

Third place was secured by Austar and a special mention goes to the Addisons team who scooped all three Who Am Is.

A big thank you to Debra Richards for again hosting and coordinating a terrific night of trivia. Start studying for the CAMLA Cup 2012!

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June 14th, 2011

We are planning a range of exciting seminars in the coming financial year, including an internet law panel to be held at Norton Rose in August and an address by the Federal Privacy Commissioner at HDY in September. Membership of CAMLA also entitles you to a subscription to the Communications Law Bulletin.