January 20th, 2016

CAMLA Young Lawyers is calling for expressions of interest from CAMLA's young lawyer members to become part of the CAMLA Young Lawyers committee for 2016.

CAMLA Young Lawyers is an official sub-committee of CAMLA of up to 15 young lawyers who represent the interests of young lawyers working in, or who have an interest in, communications and media law in Australia. CAMLA Young Lawyers also assists the CAMLA Board with fulfilling its objectives.

The CAMLA Young Lawyers committee aims to be representative of all sectors of communications and media law including private practice, in-house, government/regulatory, academia and persons with a genuine interest in the area, including students. 

The CAMLA Young Lawyers committee is a 'hands-on' committee and all members are called on to actively participate and contribute.

Committee members are asked to attend all monthly meetings and are required to participate in organising events and contribute to the Communications Law Bulletin.

If you would like to nominate to become a 2016 CAMLA Young Lawyers committee member, please send us a brief CV and explanation as to why you would like to be part of CAMLA Young Lawyers for 2016.

Please email your expression of interest to camla@tpg.com.au no later than Friday 29 January 2016.

You must be an existing member of CAMLA to apply (or arrange your membership through the CAMLA website prior to submitting your application).

Successful applicants will be notified by email by 19 February 2016.

January 10th, 2016

All CAMLA essay competition details can be found here.

Please contact CAMLA - camla@tpg.com.au or 02) 4294 8059 if you have any queries.

November 23rd, 2015

All CAMLA essay competition details can be found here.

Please contact CAMLA - camla@tpg.com.au or 02) 4294 8059 if you have any queries.


October 23rd, 2015

CAMLA members are invited to the 2015 Communications and Media Law Association Annual General Meeting and end of year drinks function.

5:45 pm AGM
6:30 pm End of year drinks

Hosted by:
Level 11
5 Martin Place, Sydney

Venue Map

CAMLA members have been sent the CAMLA AGM notice and CAMLA Board nominee forms.

RSVP to camla@tpg.com.au or (02) 4294 8059 by Thursday 12th November.
Please indicate whether you will be also attending the Annual General Meeting.



October 13th, 2015


CAMLA’s Speed Mentoring night is a not-to-be missed opportunity for young lawyers to access wisdom from leaders in the communications and media law field.
Mentoring is organised in small groups which rotate throughout the evening.

A stellar group of mentors have generously volunteered their time to share their career journey and answer questions you may have about your own career path.

This year the mentors include:

  • Gillian Clyde, Media Lawyer
  • Sophie Dawson, Partner, Ashurst
  • Katherine Giles, Senior Lawyer, ABC
  • Gene Goodsell, Founder, Goodsell Lawyers
  • Adrian Goss, General Counsel, Bauer Media
  • Page Henty, General Counsel, RACAT Group and CAMLA President
  • Victor Hugo, Principal Legal Counsel, Foxtel
  • Ruth Kelly, Legal Counsel, Ernst & Young
  • Caroline Lovell, Chief Regulatory Officer, NBN Co
  • Anne Petterd, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Gulley Shimeld, Special Counsel, Henry Davis York
  • Peter Tehan, General Counsel, Beyond International
  • Caitlin Whale, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie

Event details:

Baker & McKenzie, Level 27/50 Bridge Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Limited places available. Book now!
Please register here by Wednesday 14th October.
Tickets are $20.00 (incl GST) and light refreshments will be provided.


October 12th, 2015

The Copyright Society of Australia together with the Australian Copyright Council have put together a terrific program for the 17th Biennial Copyright Law and Practice Symposium which may be of interest to CAMLA members.

Wednesday 21st October to Friday 23rd October at various locations.

Please refer to this link to register and for further details:


August 27th, 2015

After a very successful inaugural event in 2014, the CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee is once again organising a Speed Mentoring evening to provide an opportunity for young lawyers to meet leading lawyers from the media and communications industry.

Monday 19 October 2015 at 6:00pm
Baker & McKenzie
Level 27
50 Bridge Street, Sydney

Tickets are $20.00 (including GST) and light refreshments will be provided on the night.

Please register here

Enquiries to camla@tpg.com.au or 02) 4294 8059

August 14th, 2015

Webb Henderson (team name "HendersonWebb.com was taken") took out last night's CAMLA Cup trivia night.  A special mention goes to Clayton Utz (team name "Companions of the Australian Media") coming in fourth and also winning two table quiz prizes.

We always have a ball thanks to our wonderful MC and quiz master, Debra Richards. Ryan Grant made an excellent 'sous MC' and a big thanks to Raeshell Tang for warmly meeting, greeting and seating our teams.

The CAMLA Cup would not be possible without the generous donations from our sponsors.The prizes were amazing this year and I'd like to thank Gulley Shimeld for taking care of the loot ahead of the night.

A very big thanks from CAMLA to:




Baker & McKenzie

Banki Haddock Fiora

Bird & Bird

Clayton Utz

Copyright Agency

Corrs Chambers Westgarth


Free TV

Henry Davis York

Holding Redlich


Minter Ellison

Network Ten

News Corp

Northern Pictures/ Racat Group

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pan MacMillan

Sainty Law


UNSW journals

Webb Henderson



CAMLA looks forward to continuing this fine tradition next year.

Photos to follow!

August 13th, 2015

A message from the Copyright Agency for CAMLA:

The Copyright Agency Research Fellowships offer two lots of $20,000 per year for advanced critical thinking about copyright and are designed to generate research that will enhance knowledge in the copyright area for creators and have commercial relevance.

Call for entries are open now until 28 August, 2015 with the winners to be announced at the Copyright Symposium at the end of October. Please visit the Copyright Agency website for further details:


Please note the fellowships are not open to current university students, including

August 6th, 2015

The CAMLA Cup trivia night is nearly here - Thursday 13th August - NSW Leagues Club, Sydney. There are only a few tables/spots left so please contact Cath Hill - camla@tpg.com.au asap if you want to be part of the fun!