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Jamie Nettleton
“My aim is to ensure that my clients can move forward in their business while taking into account the relevant regulatory regime
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The focus of my work is enabling the business of my clients. While I advise clients in a number of areas of law, my overriding objective is to ensure that my clients can do business with minimum risk while fully exploiting their intellectual property and inherent competitive advantages.

 

The areas in which I advise clients are:

 

  • Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions:  I have advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures taking into account the value of relevant intellectual property assets.

  • Intellectual Property and Media:  This work spans many industry sectors from magazine publishing to retail, from the consumer goods sector to manufacturing, from multi-level marketing to financial institutions and from gambling to e-commerce.

  • Gambling:  I have advised most leading international gambling companies on the Australian regulatory environment. This includes sports betting operators, gaming machine manufacturers, casino operators and software suppliers, as well as leading gambling industry bodies.

  • Direct Selling:  Addisons specialises in advising many leading direct selling organisations on all aspects of Australian law, while being watchful for the dangers of regulatory creep. My role includes warning clients of such dangers and recommending measures to ensure these issues do not adversely affect their business.

  • Setting up Business in Australia:  This has involved advising many international businesses on establishing operations in Australia, as well as protecting intellectual property rights, structuring new business operations, advising on industry specific regulatory regimes and preparation of documentation for the new business.
 

Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

Dip IP - Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Senior Fellow - Melbourne University

 

Consistently rated in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the leading global gaming lawyers

 

International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers, 2011

 

Vice-President, International Masters of Gaming Law

 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the On-Line Gambling Lawyer

 

Latest Knowledge
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
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Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
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Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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My work includes:

 

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the new media and gambling sectors
  • Recognising, protecting, evaluating and exploiting intellectual property rights, on both a global and Australian basis
  • Being at the lead of understanding regulatory developments affecting gambling industry participants and assisting in managing and addressing the obstacles posed by regulation
  • Assisting the direct selling sector
  • Government submissions
  • Interpretation of new regulations
  • Setting up business in Australia and overseas
  • Obtaining gambling licences in Australia and overseas
     
 

Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

Dip IP - Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Senior Fellow - Melbourne University

 

Consistently rated in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the leading global gaming lawyers

 

International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers, 2011

 

Vice-President, International Masters of Gaming Law

 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the On-Line Gambling Lawyer

 

Latest Knowledge
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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Favourit Global
I advised this innovative online gambling business on gambling law issues relating to their recent A$6 million initial public offering through a reverse takeover. Founded in 2012, Favourit currently holds licences in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao.
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Betchoice Corporation Pty Limited
2012 - Acting in connection with the sale of Betchoice Corporation Pty Limited to Unibet Group plc
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Various Submissions
Various written submissions to government bodies
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A2 Corporation
Assisting A2 Corporation in connection with protection and licensing of trade marks in Australia and Overseas
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Konami Gaming
Assisting in connection with supply of casino management system to Australian and overseas casinos
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ACMA
Advising in connection with complaints by ACMA relating to Spam Act and Do not Call register
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Global Brands
Assistance in enforcement of global brands in Australia, through trade mark notices and domain name strategies
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Advice
Extensive advice on laws relating to online gambling operators in Australia and provision of gambling content, including advice to existing and prospective operators, portals and advertisers
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Trade Mark Portfolios
Administering trade mark portfolios in Australia and globally for various clients
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Trade Mark Licence
Drafting and negotiating trade mark licence and co-existence agreements
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S C Johnson & Son
Regulatory advice in connection with product and label audits
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Multi-Level Marketing
Assisting multi-level marketing organisations and other companies in responding to regulatory requirements
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Direct Selling Organisations
Advising many direct settling organisations on ramifications of Australian Consumer Law
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Wagering Operators
Advising numerous wagering operators on application of race fields regime in all Australian jurisdictions
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bet365
Assisting bet365 in connection with the establishment of its Australian subsidiary and launch of business in Australia
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Sportingbet plc
Acting for Sportingbet plc in the acquisition of Centrebet International Limited and providing advice on all regulatory aspects of the acquisition including conduct due diligence and negotiation with all relevant jurisdictions.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

Dip IP - Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Senior Fellow - Melbourne University

 

Consistently rated in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the leading global gaming lawyers

 

International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers, 2011

 

Vice-President, International Masters of Gaming Law

 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the On-Line Gambling Lawyer

 

Latest Knowledge
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
Australia - Prohibitions on Online Gambling
1/11/2018
Today, the ACMA released a report entitled “Disrupting illegal offshore gambling”. This report is a summary of the activities conducted by the ACMA under Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) since the IGA was amended in September 2017. The report indicates that the approach taken by the ACMA (and particularly its Interactive Gambling Taskforce) has been effective in restricting substantially the supply by offshore gambling providers of online gambling services to Australians.
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Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10/8/2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
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Report of the Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements: How should Wagering in Australia be Regulated?
3/8/2018
On 1 August 2018, the Minister for Sport, Senator Fiona McKenzie released the report of the sports integrity review led by the Hon. James Wood AO, Q.C (the Report). This review was commissioned in April 2017 to examine threats to the integrity of Australian sports and the arrangements within Australia that deal with those threats.
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Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23/7/2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
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The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11/7/2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
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Sports betting in the United States - Lessons from Australia in connection with licensing of sports betting
29/6/2018
On 14 May 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Murphy1 that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 (PASPA) was unconstitutional. The effect of the decision in Murphy is that each state of the United States is able to introduce laws to enable sports betting to be conducted lawfully. This provides a significant opportunity for the global gambling sector.
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eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28/6/2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
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Rising stakes in NSW: Everything you need to know about the overhaul of NSW gambling advertising laws
26/6/2018
On 2 July 2018, sweeping changes to the Betting and Racing Act 1998 (NSW) (NSW Act) will come into effect, imposing greater restrictions on the advertising of inducements to residents of NSW and substantially increasing the penalties for the contravention of the prohibitions relating to gambling advertising in NSW.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2018
15/6/2018
Welcome to the latest issue of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. There have been a number of significant issues affecting the direct selling sector which have occurred since our last newsletter. Some of these issues are addressed in this newsletter.
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The latest wave of gambling regulation: Advertising prohibitions and expansion of Ministerial powers
29/3/2018
In response to growing community concerns, a number of additional consumer protection measures have been introduced into Australian gambling law which will impact upon the business of online wagering operators around the country.
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Gaming Machines: Federal Court of Australia dismisses allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct in Shonica Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited & Anor
6/3/2018
An application brought in an Australian Court that Aristocrat’s Dolphin Treasure electronic gaming machine (or EGM) was misleading and deceptive in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) has been dismissed.
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The gloves are off on the gaming Battlefront: International and Australian gambling regulators weigh in on loot boxes
24/12/2017
In recent months, the video gaming industry has been overshadowed by the contentious issue of loot boxes and whether or not these in-game virtual items constitute gambling and, therefore, whether their inclusion in video games marketed at children crosses the line between traditional video gaming and gambling. With gambling regulators all over the world, including Australian gambling regulators, chiming in with their views on the issue, it is clear that loot boxes are another example of where the strict legal definitions and laws have struggled to keep up with the rapid growth of innovative technology.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter December 2017
22/12/2017
Welcome to the December 2017 edition of Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter.
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Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
9/8/2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter August 2017
9/8/2017
Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This Newsletter is produced in advance of the 2017 Australasian Gaming Expo and the further consideration by the Australian Senate of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill which, if passed, will represent the most significant change to Australia’s regulatory regime related to online gambling since the law came into force in 2001.
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Update on the Australian Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 - What happens now and what does it mean for offshore online gambling operators looking to Australia?
9/8/2017
Australia's reform of the regulatory environment relating to online gambling has been underway for some time. The proposed amendments to the key Federal gambling legislation are in their final stages of review by the Australian Parliament and are likely to be passed in the next Parliamentary session.
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Devil in the detail - Australia’s GST Laws Overhauled - GST to apply to the offshore supply of digital products and services to Australian consumers from 1 July 2017 - What does this mean for the offshore online gambling industry?
26/6/2017
From 1 July 2017, Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) laws will be significantly overhauled.
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The Devil is in the detail - GST threshold for low value goods to be removed with effect from 1 July 2018 - What does this mean for the direct selling industry?
20/6/2017
From 1 July 2017, Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) laws will be significantly overhauled.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2017
16/6/2017
Welcome to the latest issue of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update.
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Ready Player One – Is Australia ready for the next big thing in gaming: eSports?
30/1/2017
With the growing popularity of video gaming globally, the video gaming industry is fast becoming an industry of business opportunities, not only for game developers and players, but for businesses looking for sponsorship opportunities and even gambling operators. One key feature driving this interest is eSports.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter January 2017
23/12/2016
Welcome to the January 2017 Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter.
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Australia – Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 – What Will It Mean For Offshore Online Wagering Operators?
21/11/2016
On 10 November 2016, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Human Services, introduced into the House of Representatives of the Australian Federal Parliament the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (the IGA Amendment Bill) which proposes to amend Australia's primary online gambling legislation, the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) (the IGA).
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Australia – Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 – What Will It Mean For Online Gaming Operators?
21/11/2016
On 10 November 2016, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Human Services, introduced into the House of Representatives of the Australian Federal Parliament the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (the IGA Amendment Bill) which proposes to amend Australia's primary online gambling legislation, the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) (the IGA).
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Gambling Law & Regulation - September 2016
31/8/2016
Welcome to a bumper issue of Addisons’ latest Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter.
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Australian Consumer Law Review - What happens now?
6/7/2016
The introduction of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) in 2010 was underpinned by the ‘Intergovernmental Agreement for the Australian Consumer Law’ signed by the Council of Australian Governments (Intergovernmental Agreement).
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Direct Selling Legal Update - July 2016
4/7/2016
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update.
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Australian Consumer Law Review - An opportunity for direct selling companies to have their say on the “unsolicited consumer agreement” provisions
29/4/2016
Five years have passed since the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was introduced. Since that time, many direct selling companies and their independent distributors have had to comply with the requirements concerning “unsolicited consumer agreements” (UCA) contained in the ACL. This has involved, for example, the preparation of documents which address the very prescriptive UCA disclosure and notice requirements.
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Australia – Release of Report on Illegal Offshore Wagering – Another Missed Opportunity for Reform of Australia’s Prohibitions on Online Gambling?
28/4/2016
Today, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Human Services, released the Final Report (Final Report) of the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering conducted by the Hon. Barry O’Farrell (O’Farrell Review) and the response of the Federal Government to the recommendations set out in the Final Report (Government Response).
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The latest restrictions on the advertising of wagering services to Australians
24/12/2015
As 2015 draws to a close, Australian licensed wagering operators should be aware of the latest changes to the laws that apply to the promotion of their services to residents of New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter December 2015
24/12/2015
Welcome to the December 2015 Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter.
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Foreign Bribery in Australia and Overseas: 5 Things You Need to Know
23/12/2015
The Australian gambling industry has long been aware of laws prohibiting the offering of bribes to Australian government officials. However, Australian businesses should also be aware of their obligations under laws relating to the bribery of foreign government officials.
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The "Netflix Tax" – Australian Government moves forward with proposals to extend GST to digital goods and services. What does this mean for the offshore online gambling sector?
23/12/2015
In May 2015, the Australian Federal Government announced in its federal budget its proposal to introduce legislation that will change the way Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) is applied to online purchases and transactions.
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Do you know your customer? An Australian online wagering operator’s guide to the requirements under Australian anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws
23/12/2015
In 2006, the Federal Government introduced the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) (the Act). The Act aims to, in general terms, address the money laundering and terrorism financing risks presented by rapidly developing payment technologies.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2015
1/12/2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. 2015 has seen many developments which will impact Australia’s direct selling sector. We consider some of those issues in this Legal Update.
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Legitimate Shopping Scheme or Pyramid Scheme? Australian Federal Court decides that the Lyoness shopping scheme is not a pyramid scheme - ACCC’s proceedings against Lyoness dismissed
26/10/2015
On 23 October 2015, the Federal Court determined that the shopping scheme operated by various Lyoness companies was not in breach of the pyramid scheme and referral sale prohibitions contained in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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Australia – Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering
7/9/2015
Australia is to conduct a review of its laws to ensure they are effective in protecting Australians from illegal offshore wagering and to investigate methods of putting in place more effective enforcement measures.
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Sweepstakes in Australia: what you need to know before allowing Australian customers to enter your global trade promotion (or competition)
6/8/2015
Adapting a global sweepstake to include Australia is not as complicated as it may first appear.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter June 2015
25/6/2015
Welcome to the June 2015 Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter.
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Extraterritorial Application of Australian Law
18/6/2015
Foreign companies sometimes overlook the importance of considering how Australian law applies to their business when dealing with Australian customers or establishing a presence in Australia (Australian Link).
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New Zealand - Review of Offshore Online Betting Regulation
5/6/2015
Recently, New Zealand announced a review of its legal approach towards online betting services provided by offshore operators to New Zealand residents. This announcement was made on 16 April 2015 by New Zealand’s Racing Minister, Nathan Guy. The review is to be conducted by a Working Group in accordance with specified Terms of Reference.
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Unfair Contract Term Provisions protecting Consumers to be extended to Small Business - Draft Legislation Released - How does this affect your business?
12/5/2015
The Australian Federal Government is seeking to extend protection for small business against unfair contract terms contained in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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Fair Trading (Gambling Product Retailer Industry Code) Regulations 2015: South Australia Regulation of 'Gambling Style Toys'
12/5/2015
Recent developments in South Australia continue to blur the lines about what constitutes gambling.
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A Duty of Care for Gambling in Australia? Roll the Dice, (and Possibly) Pay the Price
11/5/2015
The concept of a duty of care continues to be a contentious legal test. The existence of a duty of care in the gambling sector is often presumed, wrongly, to apply in cases of problem gambling losses.
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They’re charging how much for a digital game or song? – Australian Government proposes to extend application of GST to overseas online digital media
11/5/2015
International companies that sell games, apps, music, movies, and books or provide streaming services and other forms of digital media to Australian consumers may soon be subject to the Australian goods and services tax (GST) as a result of the Australian Government’s proposals to introduce legislation that will change the way GST is applied to online purchases.
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Extending Unfair Contract Term Provisions protecting Consumers to Small Business - Draft Legislation Released
5/5/2015
In late April 2015, the Australian Federal Government released for public consultation draft legislation to give effect to the extension of the protections against unfair contract terms contained in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to protect small business. If the legislation is enacted, a term of a standard form contract offered to small businesses may be declared void if it is unfair.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - April 2015
15/4/2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. In this edition, we take a look at some developments which may impact on those in the direct selling sector.
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Norfolk Island: Does it have a future as a gambling licensing jurisdiction?
2/4/2015
Norfolk Island is a self-governing territory of Australia. It has its own Legislative Assembly and is not part of the Australian taxation and welfare systems. Norfolk Island also operates its own customs and quarantine services.
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Consolidation of Australia's Compliance Labelling Regime
1/4/2015
In Australia, there are detailed and complex regulatory arrangements in place to ensure that devices supplied in Australia do not cause interference to communication systems and electrical circuits, and are safe for use. One example of a device that exists which may interfere with communication systems and is powered by electricity or emits power is a laptop.
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Australian Unfair Contract Term Provisions protecting Consumers to be extended to Small Business
23/3/2015
On 20 March 2015, the Australian Federal Government announced that the protections against unfair contract terms contained in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will be extended to protect small business.
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Protecting your Gambling Brand from Misuse in Foreign Jurisdictions
23/12/2014
A recent case in the United States has highlighted the dangers that brand owners face in the online world where infringing content can be disguised in a foreign language.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - December 2014
23/12/2014
Welcome to Addisons’ December 2014 Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter. In this Newsletter, we cover a variety of issues that will be of interest to our readers as 2014 comes to an end.
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So you want an Australian Online Wagering Licence? This is what you need to know
22/12/2014
Online wagering is permitted, except for online in-play betting on sports.
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Australia: 23 million people and FOUR new casinos?!
22/12/2014
In the year ending June 2014, international visitors spent $30.1 billion in Australia, with $8.2 billion of this revenue generated by Chinese visitors alone. Australia is also seeing record numbers of visitors from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and the US.
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Australia: Will action be taken against illegal online betting operators? And is regulated in-play betting next on the list?
22/12/2014
On 30 October 2014, the Australian Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, and the Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine, who is also the Minister for Racing in that state, announced that a new national working group would be set up to address the “increasing impact of illegal offshore wagering on Australian racing and sports”.
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Bitcoin Regulation in Australia: A Bit of a Task to Coin
19/12/2014
Digital currencies, and what they mean for Australia and Australian business, are high on the agenda after the Economics References Committee of the Australian Senate (the upper house of Australia’s federal Parliament) conducted the first hearing of its Digital Currency Inquiry on 26 November 2014.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2014
3/12/2014
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. In this update, we consider a number of recent developments of interest to those in the direct selling sector.
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Australia: Online Gaming Regulation
24/11/2014
Australia was one of the first countries to pass legislation at the national level to address specifically the issue of interactive or online gambling and gaming.
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The Australian Taxation System: What Do Wagering Operators Need To Know?
22/8/2014
For wagering operators conducting or wishing to conduct business in Australia, it is important to understand the Australian tax system and the tax obligations which apply.
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Changes to the Laws Relating to Gambling Advertising in South Australia: What Does Your Marketing Manager Need to Know Before You Advertise Wagering Services in South Australia?
22/8/2014
On 1 March 2014, the South Australian Gambling Codes of Practice Notice 2013 (the Notice) came into effect.
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Gambling Licences. With One Hand a Licence May Be Given By Government, with the Other Hand, the Licence May Be Taken Away
22/8/2014
Lessons for Gambling Licensees from Tatts v Victoria and Tabcorp v Victoria, recent decisions of the Victorian Supreme Court.
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From Liverpool FC to Australia: The Long Arm of the UK Gambling Reforms. How will Operators Offering Online Gambling Services to Australians be Affected?
22/8/2014
The UK Gambling Commission (the Commission) licenses betting and wagering operators in the UK.
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Privacy Law and Credit Reporting: Do You Offer Your Customers Credit Betting? You May Be a ‘Credit Provider’!
22/8/2014
While most gambling operators offering credit to customers will not attract the credit laws under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth), they may be a credit provider for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
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Poker Machines and (No More) Mandatory Pre-Commitment: Federal Government Repeals National Gambling Reform Legislation
22/8/2014
The Coalition Federal Government has made it clear that, in relation to the Australian gambling industry, they will be undertaking a “different approach to addressing problem gambling, reducing bureaucracy and the duplication of functions between the Australian Government and State and Territory Governments.”
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Match-Fixing and Betting on Semi-Professional/Amateur Leagues: The Challenge Facing Australian Sport
22/8/2014
Since 7 February 2013 (which is also known as the “blackest/darkest day in Australian sport”), the vulnerability of Australian sport to match-fixing has never been far from the minds of mainstream Australian sports journalists.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - August 2014
31/7/2014
Welcome to Addisons’ August 2014 Gambling Law Newsletter. This Newsletter covers some of the many developments affecting Gambling Law and Regulation in Australia which have occurred in the first half of 2014.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - July 2014
9/7/2014
Welcome to our July 2014 Direct Selling Legal Update. In our Update, we cover some of the developments that have taken place in the last few months.
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Telemarketing Calls and Marketing Faxes – The Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) – Implications for Your Company
8/7/2014
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 Register (the Register).
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Privacy Law and Credit Reporting: Are you a “Credit Provider”?
7/7/2014
While direct selling companies (DSOs) offering credit to customers do not attract generally the credit laws under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009, they may be a credit provider for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988.
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Reforms to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth)
31/3/2014
Recent reforms to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) change the classification of therapeutic goods, the way regulatory decisions are published and the advertising requirements in respect of therapeutic goods to reduce potential risks to the public. New criminal offences and civil penalties are also introduced.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - March 2014
24/3/2014
2014 has got off to a busy start with many local changes of relevance to the direct selling sector. In this update, we consider the following matters and developments.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - December 2013
24/12/2013
Welcome to our December 2013 Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter. In this Newsletter, we cover some of the developments that have taken place throughout the last few months of 2013.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - Oct 2013
22/10/2013
2013 has seen many interesting developments which impact upon the direct selling sector from a legal and regulatory perspective. In this edition, we highlight and comment upon some of these developments and their implications for the direct selling sector.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - August 2013
11/8/2013
Welcome to the latest issue of Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation. This Newsletter is timed to coincide with the Australasian Gaming Expo and Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia 2013.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - March 2013
1/3/2013
Even though it is early in 2013, the topic of Gambling has not been far from the headlines in the Australian press.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - October 2012
12/10/2012
Welcome to the latest edition of Addisons' Direct Selling Legal Update. In this edition, we report on a number of interesting developments which affect those operating in the direct selling space.
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Getting the Deal Through
12/9/2012
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - e-Commerce 2013
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Gambling Law & Regulation - August 2012
17/8/2012
This issue of Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation newsletter is issued in connection with the Australasian Gaming Expo and Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia 2012 Conference.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2012
14/6/2012
Since our last Update, the legal landscape in which direct selling organisations (DSOs) conducting business in Australia operate has continued to change at a considerable pace. We report on some of these changes in our Update.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - April 2012
5/4/2012
This is an expanded edition of Addisons’ Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. It contains articles on current gambling issues, ranging from summaries of the current position relating to the regulation in Australia of pre-commitment in connection with gaming machines to the aftermath of last week’s High Court decisions relating to the constitutional validity of the race fields regime.
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Direct Selling Legal Update
2/3/2012
Over the last few months, there have been a number of developments in the Australian legal landscape which impact upon those involved in the direct selling industry. We have reported on these developments in our Update.
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Gambling Law & Regulation - December 2011
23/12/2011
In this newsletter, we address the implications of the report of the recent inquiry into online and interactive gambling conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform on both the Australian wagering sector and the regulation of online gaming in Australia.
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Competition & Consumer Quarterly
17/10/2011
In this edition: * Food Industry Beware - ACCC drawn to misleading and deceptive conduct like a bee to honey * Federal Court decision on search engine marketing: sponsored links may be misleading but advertisers have only themselves to blame * Slimming spray sales representations stopped overseas Knock, knock. Who's there? - ACCC imposes infringement notices and accepts undertaking from a door-to-door sales company in respect of misleading representations made during in-home presentations * ACCC issues surprising statistics about the first six months of the new mandatory reporting requirements under the product safety provisions of the Australian Consumer Law
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Gambling Law and Regulation - September 2011
30/9/2011
In this edition: * High Court Appeals in Sportsbet and Betfair * Taxation Commissioner Ordered to Pay Multimillion Dollar Refunds to Australian Wagering Operator: Could You Benefit from the Federal Court Ruling Too? * Federal Court Rules in Favour of Betbox: The End of Retail Exclusivity? * DBCDE Reviews the IGA: Will the Federal Government Change the Law on Online Gaming? * NSW Law Reform Commission Proposes New Laws on Cheating in Sport * Copyright in Databases: Australia's High Court Refuses to Grant Telstra Special Leave. What does this Mean for Wagering Operators?
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Competition Quarterly - August 2011
19/8/2011
In this edition: * A new era in Australian competition regulation: Rod Sims now at the helm of the ACCC. * Are your advertising disclaimers really effective? Optus learns a $5.26 million lesson on the topic. * A Pyrrhic victory or the ACCC testing the boundaries? A$2.7 million penalty but on paper only. * The creeping tale of creeping acquisitions ...
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BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

Dip IP - Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Senior Fellow - Melbourne University

 

Consistently rated in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the leading global gaming lawyers

 

International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers, 2011

 

Vice-President, International Masters of Gaming Law

 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the On-Line Gambling Lawyer

 

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