The Jack saga: the future of decisions on intentional doping and a substandard process

Anticipated to be announced this week, the appellate decision by a panel of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in CAS 2020/A/7579 World Anti-Doping Agency v. Swimming Australia, Sport Integrity Australia & Shayna Jack and CAS 2020/A/7580 Sport Integrity Australia v. Shayna Jack & Swimming Australia Limited is expected to strongly influence future anti-doping […]

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If it walks like a duck… Telstra’s new payphones and what they mean for the streetscape

If it walks and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck… This is what the Full Court of the Federal Court decided in considering whether or not Telstra’s new payphone cabinets, which feature large digital billboards, constituted ‘low-impact facilities’ (which would be exempt from State and Territory planning laws).[1] Importance of decision The decision […]

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Major changes to privacy law announced – but will they be implemented?

Key points Commonwealth Government announces large increases to penalties for privacy breaches Regulator to receive funding boost and additional enforcement powers Social media sites and other online platforms face further specific privacy requirements Looming Federal election leaves some uncertainty over whether changes will be implemented Mosque massacre prompts Government into action on privacy law reform […]

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Sponsored posts on social media: what do I need to know?

Advertisers and social media users (importantly, social media influencers) must ensure that posts or comments made on social media platforms are compliant with the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics (the Code). What is the Code? The Code is the overarching document that sets out the applicable standards across any medium for […]

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