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Bennett + Co | Australia | 28 Jan 2020

A blow to media defendants - Indemnity costs under section 40(2) of the Defamation Act

Section 40(2) of the Defamation Act 2005 (WA) relevantly provides that a successful defamation plaintiff who is awarded their costs must be awarded


Bennett + Co | Australia | 15 Jan 2020

Bushfire crisis: Are those protecting us really protected?

When the bushfire crises across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria passes, there will be a plethora of reviews of the response of the


Bennett + Co | Australia | 9 Jan 2020

Proposed defamation reforms set to strip small business of existing rights

The Parliament and Attorneys General of Australia are in discussions set to amend existing defamation laws. One of the amendments proposed will, if


Bennett + Co | Australia | 24 Dec 2019

2020: The Year of the Whistleblowers

As we noted in our recent article , from 1 January 2020, it is mandatory for all public companies, large proprietary companies and proprietary


Bennett + Co | Australia | 23 Dec 2019

Ethical machine learning: the Australian government’s official AI ethics framework

On 7 November 2019, the Australian Federal Government’s Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science, Karen Andrews, announced the Australian


Bennett + Co | Australia | 19 Dec 2019

Blowing the dust off key terms of Archival Bequest Contracts

Librarians and archivists are increasingly giving consideration to capturing as much written historical knowledge as possible. This has partly been


Bennett + Co | Denmark | 18 Dec 2019

Paris Chic - how a Danish court stopped the destruction of a painting for use on watch dials

Back in 2016, the makers of the notorious card game Cards Against Humanity launched an online vote to determine the fate of Pablo Picasso’s linocut


Bennett + Co | Australia | 10 Dec 2019

Can the protection of an Australian trade mark extend overseas? The appeal decision in PKT Technologies v Peter Vogel Instruments

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down its decision in PKT Technologies Pty Ltd (formerly known as Fairlight.Au Pty Ltd) v


Bennett + Co | Australia | 28 Nov 2019

AG comments flag future threat to online platforms

In an address to the National Press Club last week, the Federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter said that under the proposed reforms to


Bennett + Co | Australia | 16 Oct 2019

Defence Contractors and the Equal Opportunity Act

The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) (EO Act) prohibits discrimination against persons on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, family

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