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Assistance and Access Act becomes law despite industry reservations

The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth) came into effect when it received Royal Assent on 8 December 2018, but that is not...

17 December 2018
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CASA’s Manual of Standards and the commercial use of RPAs

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has released an exposure draft of a new Manual of Standards under Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

15 November 2018
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Regulating government access to C-ITS and automated vehicle data

Our experts discuss the National Transport Commission recently released a discussion paper regarding the regulation of access to cooperative intelligent transport system and automated vehicle data.

23 October 2018
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Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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We have lift-off: Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 passed by Parliament

The next generation of domestic space regulation in Australia has blasted off with the enactment of the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018.

18 September 2018
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Federal Government publishes draft Bill to address challenges posed by encryption

The Federal Government have published a draft bill to help national security and law enforcement agencies address challenges that the increasing use of encrypted communications and devices presents...

17 August 2018

NTC flags safety assurance and industry self-certification legislation for driverless vehicles

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a consultation Regulatory Impact Statement on Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems (the RIS).

19 June 2018
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Eclipsing the legal black hole: Government proposes changes to space law

Changes to “ensure safe industry participation, and to encourage investment and innovation through legislative simplification” in Australia's space industry.

15 June 2018
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Google this: The High Court allows Google to be sued for defamation

Trkulja v Google LLC (M88/2017) - The High Court has allowed an appeal to set aside a defamation proceeding brought by Mr Trkulja against Google LLC.

13 June 2018

The CASA flags new safety measures for drones

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has released its Review of Aviation Safety Regulation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft following consultation.

24 May 2018
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No longer lost in space: Australia will have its first ever space agency (soon!)

The Australian Government has released the Report on the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability and its response.

23 May 2018
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A new data economy: Open Banking to start in Australia on 1 July 2019

This is not restricted to the banking sector. Treasury and the ACCC are already considering its expansion to the energy and telecommunications sectors.

10 May 2018
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