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Happy 40th Birthday, CLB!

The 40th-anniversary edition of the Communications Law Bulletin is out to CAMLA members now!

To commemorate the occasion, Ashleigh Fehrenbach and Eli Fisher, co-editors, assembled seven of the community’s most noteworthy veterans, for a chat about the practice of media, IP and technology law over the last 40 years:


  • Bruce Burke
  • The Hon. Dr Annabelle Bennett SC
  • Charles Alexander
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Mary Still
  • Peter Banki
  • James (Jim) Dwyer



Comment is Free, But at What Cost? An Evaluation of the Impacts of Voller on the Concept of Defamatory Publication
By Isabella Barrett, University of Sydney

The Concerns Notice Prerequisite – An Early Escalation of Cost and Formality
By Kevin Lynch, Partner and Heather Pym (Johnson Winter & Slattery)

The New Public Interest Defence to Defamation
By Jake Blundell, Senior Associate, Banki Haddock Fiora

CAMLA Networking Event 2021 report
By Belyndy Rowe, Senior Associate, Sainty Law

It’s the Name of the Game: The Relationship Between Goodwill and Branding
By Tara Koh, Solicitor, Addisons

Profile: Alison Shilkin Principal Legal Counsel, Foxtel
Co-editor, Eli Fisher, recently caught up with Alison Shilkin, Principal Legal Counsel at Foxtel, to discuss Ali’s career and thoughts on the media landscape.

CAMLA YL Privacy Seminar 101: The Recap
By Jessica Norgard, Senior Legal Counsel, nbnco

Google v Oracle: The Evisceration of Copyright
Emma Johnsen, Senior Associate at Marque Lawyers, discusses the US Supreme Court’s Google v Oracle decision.

Don’t Ask Journalists to Keep Your Secret: Source Confidentiality In Australian Media
By Anna Kretowicz, University of Queensland

Stage 2 of the Australian Defamation Law Reform Process – Report
By Joel Parsons (CAMLA YL Representative, Bird and Bird

Stage 2 of the Defamation Reform Process: A Can of Digital Worms is Opened
By Marlia Saunders, Senior Litigation Counsel, News Corp Australia (soon to be Media Law Partner at Thomson Geer)

Social Media and Suppression Orders: The End of e-secrecy?
By Kate Mani, Law Graduate, at Corrs Chambers Westgarth

ACCC Finds ‘Significant Issues’ With Operation of App Marketplaces by Apple and Google
Luke Dale, Partner, and Daniel Kiley, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth, consider the ACCC’s report into App marketplaces.

Enhancing Press Freedom in Australia: Establishing a Media Freedom Act with Coordinated National Security Law Reform
By Mia Herrman, UNSW Law Graduate at Legal Vision

Suing Google, Facebook or Twitter for Defamation
By Michael Douglas, Bennett + Co

The ACCC Continues its Foray into Data Privacy in ACCC v Google
By Edmond Lau, Michael Thomas, Paul Kallenbach and Miranda Noble, MinterEllison




We hope you enjoy reading this issue and welcome any feedback.


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