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Latest Focus Papers
New Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements in Australia - Is Your Direct Selling Business Prepared?
On January 1 2019, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the MSA) came into effect. The MSA requires reporting entities to prepare annual Modern Slavery Statements (Statements). These Statements are to be lodged with the relevant Minister and will be recorded on a register and accessible publicly.
Offers of settlement and costs implications in defamation proceedings
Amidst the anticipation of the verdict in defamation trials, little publicity is given to the issue of costs. However, the issue of costs should not be overlooked – as will be discussed, a party’s conduct leading up to and during the proceedings may influence the type of costs orders which are made...
Are media companies responsible for defamatory Facebook comments made by third parties? NSWSC to decide in 'novel' case
The New South Wales Supreme Court is currently considering whether media companies who operate Facebook pages are liable for defamatory comments left on their posts. In doing so, the Court will look at competing authorities from interstate and overseas in order to decide whether such comments are “...
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Latest Publications
SunRice reaps big benefits from exchange change
SunRice, the consumer brand and trading name of Ricegrowers, made an impressive debut on the Australian Securities Exchange yesterday.
Sydney councils accused of using interim heritage orders to halt development
A number of Sydney councils have recently been accused of imposing interim heritage orders in order to control development and block higher density housing in well-established suburbs. Partner, Helen Macfarlane, has been quoted in a recent Sydney Morning Herald article outlining the impact of this t...
Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter - December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This newsletter contains Focus Papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues relating to gambling regulation in Australia and recent developments that are likely to have an impact on t...
Latest Media
Sydney councils accused of using interim heritage orders to halt development
Partner, Helen Macfarlane, was a guest on The Chris Smith Show this week discussing the use of interim heritage orders by local councils as a form of ‘defacto development control’.
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
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.
Gambling as the new smoking
Could gambling be the new smoking? With most of the western world now effectively banning smoking advertising, could gambling be targeted in a similar way? With gambling advertising being banned in Italy, how likely is it that this could occur in Australia? Jamie Nettleton, Partner of Addison...