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  1. Legal news
    07 June 2021
    A ‘green and gold decade’: the importance of Australia’s major sporting events legislative framework
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/the-importance-of-australias-major-sporting-events-legislative-framework

    Australia’s welcoming climate, strong economy, stable political environment and quality sporting infrastructure are all features that make it an attractive destination to host major sporting events. This article ...

  2. Legal news
    16 July 2020
    Australia: The Ongoing Battle between Australian Regulators and Illegal Offshore Gambling Operators
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-ongoing-battle-between-australian-regulators-and-illegal-offshore-gambling-operators

    Despite having some of the strictest gambling laws in the world, and a robust and well-equipped regulator, the number of Australian customers gaining access to illegal offshore gambling websites has increased during ...

  3. Legal news
    20 April 2020
    Seeing stars: using names and images of high profile athletes to promote your events can now land you on the ropes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/using-names-and-images-of-high-profile-athletes-to-promote-your-events-can-land-you-on-the-ropes

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recent decision to investigate a leading events promoter for marketing a sports event using imagery of high profile athletes who did not ultimately participate in the ...

  4. Legal news
    19 August 2020
    Changes to the operation of trade promotions in New South Wales
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-the-operation-of-trade-promotions-in-new-south-wales

    Businesses that use trade promotions as a way to market their products or services and promote their brand should be aware of changes to the operation of trade promotions in New South Wales that apply from 1 July 2020 ...

  5. Legal news
    19 February 2020
    Digital Platforms Branch tasked with investigating the digital advertising services industry in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/digital-platforms-branch-tasked-with-investigating

    An inquiry has been launched into the markets for the supply of digital advertising services in Australia. Shane Barber and Megan Edwards discuss the facts leading up to the launch, the scope of the inquiry and what ...

  6. Legal news
    12 July 2021
    A National ‘Reset’ Begins: Defamation law reforms come into effect in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and QLD
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-national-reset-begins

    On 1 July 2021, new defamation laws come into effect in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, South Australia and Queensland (QLD). These are the first Australian states to enact the nationally agreed upon Model Defamation ...

  7. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Ball rolling on review of Australian classification laws
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/ball-rolling-on-review-of-australian-classification-laws

    The Australian government has announced a review of Australia's classification legislation, opening a period of public consultation which invites members of the public to tender their submissions by 5pm on 19 February ...

  8. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Australian Defamation Law Reform Update – New South Wales passes reform bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-defamation-law-reform-update-new-south-wales-passes-reform-bill

    Bird & Bird's media team in Australia report on new changes to defamation law, anticipated to make it easier for the media to report on matters of public interest.

  9. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Australian Media Reform Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-media-reform-report

    Bird & Bird's media experts in Australia provide an essential guide to the huge amount of legal reform currently underway in the media sector . What reforms are currently in progress? What stage have they reached? And ...

  10. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    Update on Online Harms: Legislative Reforms in Australia and the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/update-on-online-harms-legislative-reforms-in-australia-and-the-uk

    The regulation of online disinformation and harmful content is the subject of global attention. Australia is progressing world-first reforms in this area along with the United Kingdom (UK). In a key milestone, the ...