The Commonwealth government has introduced new laws regarding unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts. These new laws came into effect on 1 July 2010.
As a follow-up to the landmark Kookaburra decision earlier this year, the Federal Court of Australia has now made its ruling on the damages recoverable from Sony BMG and EMI Songs
Anyone can do photography these days, but awareness of the legal issues around the taking of photographs is less common. Arts Law looks at some of the key issues around popular photography subjects in public spaces.
In June 2010 Shock Music Publishing ('Shock'), the publishing arm of Australia's largest independent entertainment company, announced that it had gone into liquidation and appointed administrators to be responsible for the affairs of the company.
Backed by the Greens and three independents, the Australian Labor Party has recently formed a government following the 21 August 2010 elections, with Simon Crean appointed Minister for Regional Affairs, Local Government and the Arts.
The Law Report on the ABC's Radio National recently ran a story about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a statue featuring creation spirits from Western Australia, a case which highlights the current gaps in protection for Indigenous cultural and intellectual property
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