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Latest Focus Papers
Australia - Online Gambling: What is a Bet? Decision in Lottoland v ACMA
Addisons acted for Lottoland in Lottoland’s recent successful application to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in which it sought declarations that various of its products were not “prohibited interactive gambling services” under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) (IGA).
 
The ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report Released: Big changes to Australia's privacy and consumer laws recommended
The Final Report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Digital Platforms Inquiry was released on 29 July 2019. The Report includes 23 recommendations which encompass a broad cross-section of laws, including competition, consumer protection, privacy law and media regulation, which re...
 
What should be included in board minutes? Useful guidance from the joint statement by AICD and the Governance Institute
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Governance Institute of Australia have recently collaborated to explore contemporary issues in board minute taking practices, and have outlined their perspective in a joint statement on board minutes.
Latest Case Studies
Latest Publications
Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely
Australia’s Crown Resorts is under the spotlight following a number of media reports which made a series of allegations against the company, including dealing with junkets with links to organized crime, not taking effective steps to prevent money laundering through its casinos and working with gover...
 
ACCC digs knife into Woolworths over disposable cutlery claims
Undeterred by two court defeats in two weeks, the competition watchdog has appealed a Federal Court decision to dismiss its case against Woolworths over claims the retailer made about the biodegradability of its picnic products.
 
Employment Law in Australia Overview
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.
Latest Media
Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
When you are strolling the aisles of a supermarket or bottle shop, what makes you instinctively reach for a familiar brand? Why do you choose one company’s product and ignore the other similar-looking products sitting next to them on the shelf? Brand recognition and brand loyalty are central to...
 
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.