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Australia - Communications Alliance submits final version of anti-piracy code
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 13 2015

Australia's main telecommunications industry body, Communications Alliance, has submitted an updated and final version of the Copyright Notice Scheme


Australia - extending unfair contract protections to small business contracts
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 13 2015

On 15 April 2015, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, announced confirmation from the Council of Australian Governments


Australia - government moves forward with anti-piracy legislation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

The Copyright (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 (Bill) was introduced to the House of Representatives on 6 March 2015 by Communications Minister


New Australian consumer laws expand scope of "unfair practices" prohibitions
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 14 2010

From 1 January 2011, suppliers of consumer goods and services in Australia will be subject to new prohibitions against false or misleading representations regarding testimonials and requirements to pay for a contractual right that a consumer already has


Australia - ACCC fines iiNet $102,000 for alleged breach of Australian consumer law in bus advertisements
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 15 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued iiNet with the $102,000 infringement notice on the basis that it failed to


Australia - Parliamentary Committee releases report on mandatory Data Retention Bill
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • March 30 2015

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Committee) has released its advisory report (Report) on the Telecommunications


Australia - ACCC powers expanded under new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

On 1 January 2015, a new mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) was introduced in Australia. The new Code contained a breadth of changes to the


Australian Commonwealth Parliament passes data retention into law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

On 27 March 2015, the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Cth) was passed into law. From 2017 onwards


Australian regulator releases occasional paper on optimal conditions for self- and co- regulatory arrangements
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 31 2012

The Australian Communications and Media Association (ACMA) has released an Occasional Paper discussing optimal conditions for effective self- and co-regulatory arrangements in the media and communications industries


Online retailer offers remedies for misleading statements
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 5 2010

An Australian online retailer of computer equipment, Mwave, has amended its website and warranty terms based on concerns raised by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding false and misleading statements on its website regarding consumer's rights