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Mandatory data retention bill introduced to Australian Parliament
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

Today the Australian government introduced its much anticipated bill to amend telecommunications laws to require providers of certain communications


Australian Communications and Media Authority ("ACMA") report on Emerging Trends in Media and Communications flags over-the-top communications services ("OTTs") as ripe for regulation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 23 2014

On 21 November 2011, the Australian Communications and Media Authority ("ACMA") released a report entitled Six Emerging Trends in Media and


Trams, billboards, and disclosing pricing
  • Wigley + Company
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 8 2015

Ads and billboards must prominently display full not just monthly charges. Two pictures tell a thousand words (or not). This billboard shows a


Court finds Optus misled consumers on network coverage
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 24 2014

If you heard the following sentence in an advertisement, what would you think it means? "When it comes to the percentage of Australians the Optus


High Court to decide whether regulator can determine if a broadcasting service has been used in the commission of an offence
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 1 2014

The legal consequences of the prank call made in December 2012 in which Australian radio announcers called a hospital in London pretending to be


iPhone 6 ad: why do Telcos keep tripping up on consumer law?
  • Wigley + Company
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 19 2014

N our article, “Unlimited”claim issues for fixed line Telcos hit mobile operators too we showed how “unlimited” claims are challenges for mobile as


ACMA seeks comments on future licensing arrangements in 3.5 GHz band
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 10 2014

In order to ease growing pressures with the 3.5GHz band, the ACMA is looking at implementing new arrangements to maximise the band's future


Does your business use third party telemarketers? A refresher on Do Not Call Register requirements
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 10 2014

With more than nine million numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register, including just over half of Australia's fixed line home numbers, Do Not Call


Telemarketing calls and marketing faxes the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) implications for your company
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • July 9 2014

The Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) (DNCR Act) prohibits telemarketing calls and fax marketing to numbers which are registered on the Do Not Call


Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • September 30 2014

Our monthly review helps you to keep tabs on consumer law developments in New Zealand and overseas. This edition looks at a recent New Zealand case