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Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

On 8 September 2021, the High Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller; Nationwide News Pty Limited...

14 September 2021

Direct .au domain names set to launch – what you need to know

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), the entity responsible for developing and administering rules for .au domain names, has announced that from 24 March 2022, entities will be able...

06 September 2021

Mandatory JobKeeper reporting for listed entities: legislation passed

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to require listed entities to provide a notice to their market operator containing certain details about payments they received...

03 September 2021

ACCC merger reforms: more revolution than evolution

The ACCC has just unveiled its long-awaited merger reform proposals.

27 August 2021

Lights on for the CDR in the energy sector

Over a year after the formal expansion of the CDR to the energy sector, Treasury has released draft amendments outlining how the energy sector CDR will be operationalised....

25 August 2021

What's the deal with merger reform? A deep dive into the perceived problem and possible solutions

With the current mergers test squarely on the ACCC’s reform agenda, we examine the background to the current debate and ask whether it is the substantive legal test...

24 August 2021

An app for that? What do developers of software-based medical devices need to know?

The increasing pace of digital health, wearables, and apps generally have spawned an increasing number of innovative software-based products that are able to assist with, or may aim...

23 August 2021

Balancing Pride and Prejudice: where does open justice end?

On 30 July 2021, Justice Jagot handed down her decision in Porter v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2021] FCA 863.

12 August 2021

ATO taxation ruling: Characterisation of software receipts

On 25 June 2021 the Australian Taxation Office released its draft ruling Income tax: royalties – character of receipts in respect of software (TR 2021/D4).

16 July 2021

The Digital Economy

This year’s budget is a landmark investment in Australia’s digital future.

11 May 2021

When is a privacy policy not enough? (ACCC v Google LLC (No 2))

In a recent case a Federal Court judge found that the presentation of information to customers on a mobile phone screen was misleading in some circumstances.

10 May 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

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