October 18th, 2013

CAMLA Members AGM and End of Year drinks

Thursday 28th November

5:45pm - AGM

6:30pm - End of Year drinks

Level 28
Deutsche Bank Place
Corner of Hunter and Phillip Streets, Sydney

RSVP by Thursday 21st November 2013 to Cath Hill on 02) 9399 5595 or camla@tpg.com.au

Many thanks to Allens for hosting this event.


September 3rd, 2013


L to R: CAMLA lifetime members: Ros Gonczi, Mark Armstrong and Victoria Rubensohn

You can now view the photos from the 2013 CAMLA Cup and 25th anniversary celebration.

Thanks to Louisa Vickers, ‎Legal & Business Affairs Executive at Beyond International and
Debra Richards, CEO at Ausfilm for capturing a great night.

If you would like to add (or delete!) any photos to this album, please email  camla@tpg.com.au

CAMLA Founder, Mark Armstrong was presented with a lifetime membership on the night in recognition of his contribution to the organisation. Mark wrote a great letter about CAMLA which can be viewed here.

August 30th, 2013

It was a wonderful evening incorporating the ever popular and always fun CAMLA Cup trivia night hosted by dynamo Debra Richards. We thank Debra and the organising committee – Anita Cade, Cath Hill, Marlia Saunders and Gulley Shimeld and to the staff at Doltone House who took good care of us. Thanks too to Lynette Ireland for being the legal quiz master and judge.


Bruce Meagher, Director of Corporate Affairs at Foxtel delivered a highly entertaining state of the nation address and CAMLA President, Caroline Lovell presented to lifetime memberships to CAMLA legends:


  • Mark Armstrong (CAMLA founder)
  • Victoria Rubensohn (Former CAMLA President)
  • Ros Gonczi (Former CAMLA Administrative Secretary)


Congratulations to the CAMLA Cup winner: McCullough Robertson’s “TelMacs” team!

A special mention goes out to Deanne Weir for taking out two ‘Who am I’ questions.


A photo gallery of the evening will be posted here in the near future.

Thank you to Louisa Vickers from Beyond International who kindly stepped in to take some excellent shots for us.


The annual CAMLA Cup could not be possible without the support of our prize donors. CAMLA would like to thank the following firms and organisations for their generous contribution:





Baker & McKenzie

Channel Nine

Clayton Utz

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Discovery Channel

Fox Sports


Gilbert + Tobin

Henry Davis York

International Institute of Communications, Australia

McCullough Robertson

Norton Rose Fulbright

SBS Subscription Channels, Studio and World Movies

Seven Network

Turner Broadcasting

Truman Hoyle

University of New South Wales

Webb Henderson



We hope to see you again next year and here’s to the next 25 years of CAMLA!



July 8th, 2013

5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
followed by drinks and nibbles.
MINTER ELLISON Level 19, Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
$95:00 (incl GST) for NON MEMBERS

This event will by jointly hosted by CAMLA and the Copyright Society. It will include a panel discussion and audience Q&A on the impact of the recommendations in the ALRC's Discussion Paper regarding "Copyright and the Digital Economy" may have on the following media sectors:


  • Free to air television
  • Music
  • Internet and online

Each of our panellists will provide a brief overview of some key recommendations for these sectors and their individual insights on the potential impact of such recommendations. The event will take an industry rather than academic approach and is intended to provide CAMLA and Copyright Society members with insight into how industry participants are grappling with the issues under review.

CAMLA and the Copyright Society hope that this event will be helpful for everyone that is reviewing and responding to the ALRC Discussion Paper by creating a forum for discussion of how the recommendations might affect your organisation or clients.

The seminar will be chaired by John Fairbairn, Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers, and will feature the following panellists:

Page Henty, General Counsel, Network Ten

Page Henty is General Counsel at Network Ten in Sydney.  A commercial / corporate lawyer by training, her career has mainly involved providing legal advice to participants in the electronic media industry, particularly television.   Before joining Network Ten, Page was Corporate Counsel at Austar Entertainment and worked in Hong Kong and the United States, both in-house and in law firms, for numerous major media companies.

Jonathan Carter, General Counsel, APRA|AMCOS
Jonathan is General Counsel of the Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA|AMCOS), managing the legal affairs of both organisations. Jonathan is a former associate to the Honourable Justice Heerey of the Federal Court of Australia, who at that time was Chair of the Court's intellectual property law panel. Jonathan also worked in the intellectual property group of Allens Arthur Robinson, before taking in-house legal and management roles at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and then EMI Music Australia. Jonathan currently sits on the Management Committee of the Copyright Society of Australia and the Legal Committee of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies.

Carolyn Dalton, Executive Director, Policy Australia Pty Ltd
Carolyn Dalton is the Executive Director of Policy Australia Pty Ltd. A copyright law specialist, she is also an expert adviser on internet and communications law and policy. Carolyn has spent over 15 years working with a wide range of government departments, industry bodies and major corporations as a legal adviser, public policy professional and government relations manager. Carolyn is currently on the Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the appropriateness of copyright exceptions in the digital environment.




June 17th, 2013


•Guest speaker: Bruce Meagher, Director, Corporate Affairs at Foxtel
•Presentation of CAMLA lifetime memberships
•Great prizes to be won!

6:00pm for 6:30pm start


  •  $100.00 per head (includes GST)
  • $1000.00 for a table of 10 (includes GST)

(includes canapés and beverages)

Parking is available directly across the road from the venue in the Wilson/Jones Bay Wharf Car Park or at The Star Casino

DRESS: Smart

RSVP: camla@tpg.com.au or (02) 9399 5595 by Friday 9 August and complete the registration form under 'downloads' on this website.

June 7th, 2013


Universal Pictures have kindly offered CAMLA members complimentary double passes to some screenings of the new film, We Steal Secrets – The Story of Wikileaks.



Invitations have been emailed to CAMLA members.
Please email camla@tpg.com.au if you have not received this and would like further details.


Official website:


June 3rd, 2013

Communications Law at  - a message from UTS

Acquire a Critical Media and Legal Specialisation

Industry and consumer groups require individuals who can prove their expertise in this constantly changing area; individuals ready to emerge as thought leaders in communications, media and intellectual property issues. This specialist program at UTS offers an opportunity for non-law as well as law graduates to develop an understanding and demonstrate their expertise as media professionals and commentators, policy makers and lawyers, managers and researchers in this important area.

Students are exposed to key legal and policy issues within the field such as: broadcast and telecommunications regulation; media law; cybersecurity; privacy; legal perspectives on the internet; the role of law and regulation in communications, media and entertainment; and the relationship of intellectual property and technology. All subjects within the program are taught in intensive mode or as evening classes to minimise the impact on your professional life.

Influential industry experts teach in the program including Professor Michael Fraser, Director of the UTS Communications Law Centre and Dr Murray Green, former Director of ABC International. The UTS Faculty of Law’s research into IP, Media and Communications was ranked at ‘Above World Standard’ by the Federal Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in December 2012 which will help support your learning.

UTS is also the home of the Communications Law Centre (CLC), an independent, non-profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy. CLC focuses its resources to make a meaningful contribution to the field of communications and media policy, law and practice and conduct an agenda of research and reform which contributes to social and economic development.

UTS offers both a Master of Communication Law and a Graduate Certificate in Communications Law. Applications are currently open for mid-year entry. For more information visit  www.law.uts.edu.au


May 31st, 2013

The ACMA’s Contemporary community safeguards inquiry is examining the core principles that should guide the content of broadcasting codes of practice.

To help inform this inquiry, the ACMA is hosting a series of citizen conversations.

The themes for the public forums are classification, decency, accuracy, fairness, advertising and privacy. There is also a workshop for broadcasters on the handling of complaints under the codes of practice.

Each forum will feature contributions from subject matter experts, academics, practitioners and other industry stakeholders.

All the forums will be held at the ACMA's Sydney office in Pyrmont. The public forums will also be streamed live on the web.


The forums are free of charge but registration is essential.

Thursday 6 June 2013 
Classification and the time-shifting audience
8.30 am – 1.00 pm*
12.30 pm – 5.00 pm†

Wednesday 12 June 2013 
Complaints-handling workshop (industry-only event)
8.30 am – 1.30 pm*

Tuesday 18 June 2013 
Getting the facts right: accuracy
8.30 am – 1.00 pm*
Fairness, balance and significant viewpoints
12.30 pm – 5.00 pm†

Tuesday 25 June 2013 
Advertising and the changing world
8.30 am – 1.00 pm*
12.30 pm – 5.00 pm†

* scheduled times include registration and lunch
† scheduled times include registration and drinks

For further information, including how to register or take part in the forums online, visit acma.gov.au, or follow us on Twitter @acmadotgov or at facebook.com/acmadotgov.

May 17th, 2013


Setting the Record Straight:
Recent Developments in the Defence of Qualified Privilege, and Other Current Issues in Defamation Law

The defence of qualified privilege has recently been scrutinized by the High Court of Australia in both Trad v Harbour Radio (reply to attack) and Papaconstuntinos v Holmes a Court (voluntary defamatory publications).
What are the repercussions for defendants?

Members of the NSW Defamation Bar who appeared in both Trad and Holmes a Court, will address the consequences of the High Court’s judgment, as well as other topical issues currently before the courts and legislatures, such as the impact of social media on the law of defamation.

The Panel includes:
• Bruce McClintock SC, 6 Selborne Wentworth Chambers
• Matthew Lewis, Barrister, 5 Wentworth Chambers
• Gabriella Rubagotti, Barrister, Fifth Floor Selborne Chambers

Moderated by: Miriam Stiel, Partner, Allens

Tuesday 28th May 2013
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by drinks and nibbles.

Level 28
Deutsche Bank Place
126 Phillip Street
(Corner of Hunter & Phillip Streets), SYDNEY

Register with MasterCard, Visa and American Express payments via http://www.camla.org.au/seminars/

or email Cath Hill: camla@tpg.com.au and send a cheque to:

PO Box 237

May 16th, 2013

The Australian Law Reform Commission is expected to release the Discussion Paper in relation to its "Copyright and the Digital Economy" inquiry by the end of May.

CAMLA and the Copyright Society will be jointly hosting a panel discussion and audience Q&A regarding the issues arising from the Discussion Paper in late June 2013.

Our panellists will discuss the potential impact of the ALRC's recommendations across a number of industry sectors and give a flavour of how industry players are grappling with the issues under review.

CAMLA and the Copyright Society hope that you will be able to join us at Gilbert + Tobin to compare notes on the recommendations.

CAMLA members will be sent further details on this event in the coming weeks or keep in touch via this website or CAMLA's Linkedin page