Major Trade Promotion Changes in NSW

Major changes to trade promotions regulations in New South Wales take effect tomorrow (1 July 2020). The key change implemented by the Community Gaming Regulation 2020 is that a permit will no longer be required for a trade promotion with a total prize pool worth $10,000 or less. This is a significant change that will […]

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus and Trade Promotions: The Latest

COVID-19 has interrupted the marketing and promotional activities of many businesses. We look at the changes being implemented by the trade promotion regulators around Australia in response to the pandemic. Click below to download the full article.   For details of all our COVID-19 tips and updates, visit the Gadens COVID-19 Hub.   Authored by: David […]

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COVID-19 | Hindsight is 20/20: Reviewing telehealth privacy controls post-implementation

In the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, telehealth services have shifted from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ for health service providers and patients.  Within a few weeks, health services have seen the rapid implementation of telehealth platforms, including the move to cloud-based services to facilitate remote working arrangements. Now that these platforms and […]

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COVID-19 | Myths and legends behind COVIDSafe

By now, we are sure you have read countless articles and have heard varying opinions on the Federal Government’s new COVIDSafe app and you may still be struggling to decide whether or not to take the plunge and download it. On Monday, the Federal Government released draft legislation regarding the COVIDSafe app in an attempt […]

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Would you like a free burrito?

Would you download a fast food store’s mobile app, hand over your personal information, reveal your credit card details, and give access to your location data, simply to receive a free burrito? Me too.  But how are we really paying for it?  And what happens to all of that data? This article will let you […]

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FMCG Express | April Edition

It has been a tumultuous start to 2020, with the devastating droughts and bushfire season, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian businesses have been faced with unprecedented challenges, and the impact on the FMCG, retail and hospitality sectors has been profound. While some areas of the FMCG sector are on the up, others are struggling, […]

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COVID-19 | Managing privacy during a pandemic: practical steps and considerations for businesses

Please note that this information is subject to change as further information and guidance is released by Federal, State and Territory governments. In recent weeks, Gadens has been assisting clients to deal with a range of privacy challenges which have arisen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses are grappling with the obligations […]

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Why creative people and organisations need terms and conditions

A recent Federal Court case shows why it’s important for creative people and organisations to develop standard terms and conditions that apply to their services. The case is Hardingham v RP Data Pty Limited [2019] FCA 2075.   Facts Briefly, the facts of the case were: Mr Hardingham is a professional photographer.  He is the […]

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How to gain a marketplace advantage by anticipating privacy law changes

1.            Changes to privacy law are coming It seems almost certain that significant changes to privacy and spam law will happen in Australia within the next 1-2 years. There has been a tide of significant changes to privacy law in other jurisdictions.  Most notably: The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in […]

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Trade promotions update | Instant win

Instant win promotions are usually considered games of chance in Australia. Here is an overview of the permits required, with our recommendations and tips to consider when running an instant win promotion.                                   Authored by: David Smith, Partner Jessica […]

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Major trade promotions changes proposed in NSW

The New South Wales government is proposing big changes to the way trade promotions are regulated. It has released a consultation draft of the Community Gaming Regulation 2020, which will give effect to the changes. In this update we explain the key proposed changes and some areas of uncertainty. Most notably: permits will no longer […]

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Government response to Digital Platforms Inquiry released

Just in time for Christmas, the Government has publicly released its much anticipated response to the recommendations made under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) final report into the Digital Platforms Inquiry on 26 July 2019. The ACCC’s broad reaching report made 23 recommendations in relation to competition law, consumer protection, media regulation, and […]

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