February 6th, 2015

CAMLA member, Kieran Pender recently interviewed Victoria Wark in football magazine/website FourFourTwo about her role as Senior Legal Counsel with the Asian Cup Local Organising Committee:

You can read it here:


Victoria is also the co-editor of CAMLA's Communications Law Bulletin.

February 2nd, 2015

CAMLA's Young Lawyers committee are again holding a key networking opportunity for young lawyers and those new to the media and communications industries.

Our panel, comprised of the following fascinating and accomplished speakers, will talk and answer questions about their career paths and professional highlights:

  • Michael Cameron (National Editorial Counsel, News Corporation Australia)
  • Fiona Lang (Chief Operating Officer, BBC Worldwide ANZ)
  • Matthew Lewis (Barrister, 5 Wentworth Chambers)
  • Leanne Norman (Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora)

The finalists of the CAMLA essay competition will also be announced on the night




Tuesday 17th February 2015
6:00pm for 6:30pm
Clayton Utz, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
$20 per person (incl gst)
Register here by 10th February.



December 10th, 2014

CAMLA Young Lawyers representative, Mandy Chapman, caught up with David Sullivan and Nick O’Donnell, two senior in-house lawyers working in global media organisations, to discuss their roles and anticipated trends and challenges on the horizon for 2015.
This Q & A is available here

To receive the entire issue of the Communications Law Bulletin, join CAMLA!
Members also receive discounted rates to CAMLA seminars. Visit the 'membership' section or email camla@tpg.com.au

November 28th, 2014

President: Page Henty (RACAT Group)

Vice President: Caroline Lovell (NBN Co)

Vice President: Bridget Edghill (Bird & Bird)

Treasurer/Public Officer: Martyn Taylor (Norton Rose Fulbright)

Secretary: Geoff Hoffman (Clayton Utz)

Board members:

  • Gillian Clyde (Media and Entertainment Lawyer)
  • Sophie Dawson (Ashurst)
  • Jennifer Dean (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)
  • Ryan Grant (Baker & McKenzie)
  • Lynette Ireland (Foxtel)
  • Larina Mullins (News Corp)
  • Debra Richards (Ausfilm)
  • Gulley Shimeld (Henry Davis York)
  • Sarah Strasser (NBN Co)
  • Rebecca White (Selborne Chambers)

Ex Officio

Nick O'Donnell (Yahoo!7)

Ex Officio and Communications Law Bulletin Editors

  • Valeska Bloch (Allens)
  • Victoria Wark (Asian Cup 2015)


November 28th, 2014

CAMLA celebrated end of year drinks on Thursday 20th November. It was a great night kindly hosted by Henry Davis York on their fabulous rooftop. Please see here for the speech from 2014 President, Page Henty (General Counsel, RACAT Group). Page will be continuing in the role as CAMLA President in 2015.



November 21st, 2014


1st prize: $1,000 and a 1 year CAMLA membership

Entrants are encouraged to submit 1000 to 3000 words on their chosen topic.

The purpose of this essay competition is:

  • To reward original thought in the areas of communications and media law and policy.
  • To encourage high quality work in communications and media law courses and practice.
  • To improve links between those studying and commencing work with more established practitioners.

Please click here complete entry details.

Due date: Wednesday 14th January, 2015 to camla@tpg.com.au or CAMLA, PO Box 237, Kingsford NSW 2032

November 4th, 2014

Do you want to keep in touch with international media and communications trends and developments? 

The International Institute of Communications Australia (IICA) is a supporter of CAMLA.   Each month the IICA distributes an e-newsletter the provides a handy snapshot of international policy news, media and communications trends and developments, convergence news and international seminars and events.

This newsletter is a great way to keep up to speed with international news and developments.  Sign up today:  http://eepurl.com/OadfP

October 23rd, 2014

The CAMLA AGM and end of year drinks function will be held on Thursday 20th November at Henry Davis York, Sydney.

5:45 pm AGM

6:30 pm End of year drinks

Henry Davis York
Rooftop terrace                                                                                                                                                              
44 Martin Place

RSVP to camla@tpg.com.au or (02) 4294 8059 by Thursday 13th November.

Please indicate whether you will be also attending the Annual General Meeting.


October 21st, 2014

The CAMLA Young Lawyers sub-committee organised a great night of speed mentoring on Monday 13th October.

It was a terrific opportunity for newer lawyers to glean insights and get advice on career progression from senior lawyers with a variety of backgrounds.

 A big thanks to Baker & McKenzie for hosting the event. Ryan Grant (Baker & McKenzie) did a great job as MC and the night could not have happened without the superb organisation of Alex Morrissey (Fox Sports) and Raeshell Tang (HWL Ebsworth).

We would also like to thank the mentors for generously giving CAMLA their valuable time for this fun and valuable exercise:

 Gillian Clyde (Media Lawyer)
 Sophie Dawson (Ashurst)
 Bridget Edghill (Truman Hoyle)
 Page Henty (RACAT)
 Geoff Hoffman (Clayton Utz)
 Lynette Ireland (Foxtel)
 Emren Kara (BBC)
 Larina Mullins (News Corp)
 Nick O'Donnell (Yahoo!7)
 Melissa Quinn (Fox Sports)
 Debra Richards (Ausfilm)
 Gulley Shimeld (Henry Davis York)
 Sarah Strasser (NBN Co)
 Peter Tehan (Beyond International)
 Victoria Wark (Asian Cup 2015)

 Please see photos of the night on this link:


 Interested in attending events like this? Join CAMLA!
 Please visit www.camla.org.au/membership

 CAMLA has a great offer for new lawyers to join us - $45.00 (incl GST) instead of $130 (incl GST)
 Please refer to the CAMLA website for terms and conditions or email camla@tpg.com.au