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Anti-Piracy Bill passes the Senate and comes into effect
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 (Bill) was passed into law on Friday 26 June 2015. As we reported in the April 2015 edition of


Privacy - 9 July 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 9 2015

There is a proliferation of wearable technology as mainstream consumer products. The ways in which these new technologies record, quantify and track


Australia - Full Federal Court clarifies position on penalties
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 8 2015

On 8 April 2015, the Full Federal Court found in favour of the appellant ANZ in Paciocco v ANZ 2015 FCAFC 50, declaring that the bank's late fees


Australia - metadata found to constitute "personal information" under the Privacy Act
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 8 2015

On 1 May 2015, the Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim handed down a significant ruling that considered the meaning of 'personal information' under


Australia - Federal Government reveals plans to extend GST to digital products
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 8 2015

In the Australian Federal Budget released on 12 May 2015, Treasurer Joe Hockey revealed plans to extend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to


Australia - telecommunications regulatory and structural reform policy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 29 2015

On 11 December 2014, the Australian Government released a policy paper outlining its plan to implement the National Broadband Network (NBN) and to


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


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


Australia - inquiry into Australia's Mandatory Data Retention Bill continues
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is conducting an inquiry into the Telecommunications (Interception and Access


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