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ACMA warns Telstra on billing accuracy

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
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  • October 14 2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has formally warned Telstra for breaching the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code

Australian Federal Court orders AUS$2 million penalty for breach of Spam Act

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 28 2011

On 1 December 2010, the Australian Federal Court imposed AUS$2 million in penalties against Mr Scott Gregory Phillips in proceedings brought by the Australian Communications and Media Authority in relation to SMS spam

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission accepts undertakings from software company

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 14 2010

Sports betting software company, Intervest Global Live Pty Ltd, has stopped an advertising campaign on SeekCommercial after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised concerns regarding a horse betting software program called "Trilogics"

Satellites to deliver high-speed broadband to the regions

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
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  • May 17 2012

The Australian government recently announced that NBN Co, the Australian government-owned corporation tasked with designing, building and implementing the National Broadband Network (NBN), has signed a contract worth approximately AUS$620 million with US company Space SystemsLoral

ACMA granted injunctions and declarations in landmark SMS spam case

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 12 2009

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) successfully obtained injunctions and declarations against five out of the eight respondents involved in ACMA's first SMS spam case before the Brisbane Federal Court concerning the sending of unsolicited commercial SMS messages

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 6 2009

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has published its inquiry report on the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009, which will ban unfair terms in standard form business-to-consumer contracts

Australian regulator directs mobile premium service provider to comply with the mobile premium services code

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 12 2011

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has directed mobile premium service provider Jada Mobile Services Limited to comply with the Mobile Premium Services Code after an investigation found that the company had breached the Code

Australian regulator obtains first do not call register court penalty against telemarketer

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 14 2011

The Australian Federal Court has found that FHT Travel Pty Limited (FHT Travel) and its sole director breached the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 by making, or causing to be made, more than 12,000 marketing calls to people who had placed their telephone numbers on the Australian Do Not Call Register

Australians urged to report spam and unwanted telemarketing phone calls

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 10 2010

A recent report reveals that while there is a strong level of awareness and understanding about spam and unwanted telemarketing calls, nearly two in five Australians are unaware of who to contact in order to lodge a complaint

Government establishes stakeholder group to advise on broadband deployment

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 26 2009

The Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has announced a Stakeholder Reference Group to advise on a number of practical issues concerning the implementation of fibre-to-the-premises broadband rollouts in greenfields property estates