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 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:

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 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:

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 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

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.


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