September 30th, 2014

Monday 13th October, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Level 27, 50 Bridge St, Sydney

Drinks and nibbles provided afterwards

$20.00 (incl GST) per head

Please register online: by Tuesday 7th October.

Enquiries to or 02) 4294 8059

September 5th, 2014

Michael Rowe is a senior sports media rights consultant with 22 years’ experience including four years as the Head of Broadcast for the Women’s Tennis Association Tour.

Tim Holden is the Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial) at Football Federation Australia.

You can read the profiles here.

The latest Communications Law Bulletin is available in full to CAMLA members.
If you would like to join, please click here.

August 22nd, 2014

Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, will discuss the impact that unprecedented technological change is having on traditional policy assumptions in the communications sector. The disruption of industry after industry by a better, internet based offering is one of the great constants of modern economics. This rapid rate of technological change creates a profound challenge for policy makers, in the communications sector particularly.  Mr Fletcher will discuss these challenges and the policy approaches of the Abbott Government.


Paul Fletcher was first elected to the Federal Parliament as the Member for Bradfield at a by-election in December 2009 and was subsequently re-elected with an increased majority in August 2010 and again in September 2013. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications on 16 September 2013 by Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MHR. Prior to entering Parliament, Paul was the principal of a strategic consulting firm serving the communications sector and before that was Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, at Optus for eight years. He is a well-known figure in communications policy in Australia and recently wrote a highly regarded book on broadband and telecommunications, Wired Brown Land.  Paul previously worked as Senior Advisor, and then Chief of Staff to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, during the Howard Government.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8-12 Chifley Square (Corner Elizabeth & Hunter Streets), SYDNEY
6:00pm for 6:15pm start

Drinks and canapés at 7:00pm
$95.00 incl GST (non members)
$70.00 incl GST (CAMLA members)
Please register by Thursday 11th September, 2014.


CHEQUE PAYMENTS: VIA this form here

Enquiries: Cath Hill (02) 4294 8059 or

August 15th, 2014

Congratulations to this year’ winning team, "Red Hot Trivia Peppers" - the NSW Young Lawyers, Communications, Entertainment and Technology (CET) Law Committee.

Coming in second place was Clayton Utz and Webb Henderson took out third prize.

The night is only made possible because of Debra Richards, who generously gives her time every year to devise questions and entertain us as quiz MC. Thanks too to our prize donators, Maggie Chan, Page Henty, Cath Hill, Gulley Shimeld and Raeshell Tang for helping create a great event.


Tags: CAMLA Cup

August 13th, 2014

CAMLA would like to thank the following organisations for their generous prize donations for our annual trivia night. The CAMLA Cup is always fun and it would not be possible without your contributions. See you tomorrow night!

Asian Cup 2015
Clayton Utz
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Free TV
Henry Davis York
Holding Redlich
International Institute of Communications, Australia
McCullough Robertson
News Corp
Norton Rose Fulbright
NSW Leagues Club
Truman Hoyle
University of New South Wales
Webb Henderson

August 5th, 2014

The 2014 ASTRA Conference will be held at The Star Event Centre 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW on 4 September 2014. Now entering its twentieth year, the Australian subscription television industry is embarking on a period of adjustment which will demand the same superior content, but with new distribution platforms, business models and ways of engaging audiences. Information on sessions and speakers can be found at

ASTRA is offering a 10% discount for all CAMLA members . The discount can be claimed by entering the discount code ASTRA2014 when registering your details at

June 24th, 2014


THURSDAY 14th AUGUST Doors: 6:00pm Event: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

NSW LEAGUES CLUB - home of the old school CAMLA CUP

Level 1, Lounge Bar, 165 Phillip Street, Sydney

Finger food included. Cash bar. Everyone takes home a prize!



CHEQUE PAYMENTS: please contact Cath Hill - or 02) 4294 8059


May 15th, 2014


The ALRC's Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy recommends a number of significant changes to Australian copyright law to meet the challenges of a complex and changing digital environment.

  • Does Australian copyright law need a principles based "fair use" exception to remain relevant?
  • Should third parties (such as cloud storage providers) who facilitate "fair uses" by others be given statutory safe harbours?
  • Do the existing time shifting and format shifting exceptions need to be replaced with a "private non-commercial" fair use exception?
  • Should the broadcasting exceptions and re-transmission rights be replaced with a more technology neutral approach?
  • Do the temporary reproductions exceptions need to be replaced with an ‘incidental or technical use’ fair use exception - to support technological advances in data mining, storage and network distribution?
  • Would such changes provide enough certainty to owners and users - and are they the best way to accommodate technological change, foster lawful innovation and encourage the creation of copyright works?

Professor Jill McKeough, Commissioner in charge of the ALRC's Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy will address these and many other questions considered by the ALRC in this crucial report.

Clayton Utz

Level 14, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney


6:15pm for 6:30pm start

Drinks and canapés at 7:15pm

$70.00 incl GST (CAMLA members) $95.00 incl GST (non members)    

Please register by Thursday 29th May, 2014.


CHEQUE PAYMENTS: please email


May 7th, 2014

Please note the new phone number for CAMLA is: +61 2 4294 8059 or email