About Privacy
15th August 2012

Striking a balance between privacy and freedom of expression is an issue fraught with difficulty. Arts Law is concerned to protect freedom of artistic expression in Australia and advocates against legislative changes which are prejudicial to artists. Arts Law is critical of the proposals to establish a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy which would impose a disproportionate and unnecessary restriction on artistic freedom. Arts Law takes the position that concerns for privacy can be sufficiently addressed by existing property, defamation, child protection, trade practices and other laws. Arts Law advocates better education for artists on best practice protocols affecting privacy and believes this is an appropriate way to address privacy concerns.

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A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy
7th November 2011

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is pleased to comment on the Commonwealth Government’s Issues Paper, A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy, (Issues Paper) released in response to the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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ALRC calls for input into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era
25th October 2013

On 8 October 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Issues Paper for public comment.

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ALRC Serious Invasions of Privacy Discussion Paper released
10th April 2014

On 31 March 2014, the ALRC released a Discussion Paper for the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era inquiry. The closing date for submissions is Monday 12 May 2014.

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Arts Law responds to Serious Invasions of Privacy Discussion Paper
27th May 2014

Arts Law recently responded to the ALRC's Serious Invasions of Privacy Discussion Paper.

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Could Australia have a right to privacy in future? Watch this space!
18th September 2014

Could Australia have a right to privacy in future? Watch this space!

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Inquiry into remedies for the serious invasion of privacy in NSW Report 2016
4th April 2016

People in NSW may soon be able to sue for serious invasions of privacy, after a report from the legislative Standing Committee on Law and Justice recommended a statutory cause of action be introduced.

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Major changes to privacy law endorsed
25th October 2012

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has endorsed changes to privacy law that will have significant implications for most companies and federal agencies.

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Major Privacy Reforms Passed
30th November 2012

On 29 November 2012 the Federal Parliament passed major privacy reforms.

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Privacy
15th January 2007

Arts Law submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on the issues raised by Issues Paper 31 concerning the Review of Privacy.

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Review of Australian Privacy Law: Discussion Paper 72
5th November 2007

Arts Law submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on the Review of the Australian Privacy Law: Discussion Paper 72.

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Tort of Privacy in NSW? Not This Time…
22nd September 2016

The NSW Government has responded to a recommendation for a tort of privacy from the Legislative Council Standing Committee on law and Justice.

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