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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

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  • Tweets, posts, updates and discipline – navigating social media and disciplinary action

    The issue of employers disciplining employees over social media posts continues to be difficult terrain for everyone to navigate. We have recently seen a Cricket Australia employee dismissed from her role as Tasmanian Government Relations … Continued

  • Academic freedom and the price of silence: university professor in hot water over climate change comments

    Peter Ridd, Professor of Physics at James Cook University, has brought proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the University, challenging a ‘Final Censure’ recently issued to him. Professor Ridd received the censure following a … Continued

  • Divestment of significant university assets

    Over recent years, the tertiary sector has been confronted with significant shifts in government policy, often requiring individual universities to make significant changes to their property portfolio to reflect changing education priorities. Maddocks has advised … Continued

  • Has Murdoch University altered the bargaining landscape in higher education?

    In a first for the university sector, Murdoch University has successfully applied to terminate the Murdoch University Enterprise Agreement 2014 (Agreement) under the Fair Work Act. Like many institutions, Murdoch suffered from the constraints of … Continued

  • Is Australia’s education system a mixed bag of excellence and mediocrity?

    Better teaching quality, re-building the VET sector, genuine options for acquiring new skills as people switch jobs and careers, using new technological models for educating people, and creating teaching-only universities are just a few of … Continued

  • US v Google: cross border data warrants

    Government authorities across the world have been turning their attention to accessing electronic communications as operational intelligence or evidence in criminal or national security investigations. The most recent aspect of this in Australia is to … Continued

  • Making decisions about cyber insurance

    Now is a good time to be considering, or reconsidering, cyber insurance. The Australian cyber insurance market is in its infancy, compared with the United States. A significant driver of the market in the United States … Continued

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop – Day 2

    TechKnowChat’s intrepid reporter Sean Field, Special Counsel, reports on the second and final day of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop. It’s another beautiful day in DC as mini heat-wave … Continued

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop – Day 1

    Sean Field, Special Counsel, reports from on the ground at the first day of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop being held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA on 16 May 2017 … Continued

  • Marketing to students – lessons to be learned

    In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against a private sector for profit post-secondary education provider, claiming that the provider made misleading representations in its marketing materials about the job … Continued

Our contributors offer the latest legal developments, news and insights relevant to the education sector. Their time spent with clients adds depth to their knowledge – and they’re keen to share this with you! They come from different backgrounds, exhibit a range of skills and interest areas and deliver an all-around perspective on the issues faced by the sector.

We want to hear from you! Please join the discussion by commenting or contacting our thought leaders:

Brendan Coady | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6188
brendan.coady@maddocks.com.au
Rob Gregory | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3397
robert.gregory@maddocks.com.au
Lucille Scomazzon | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6212
lucille.scomazzon@maddocks.com.au
Simone Holding | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3858
simone.holding@maddocks.com.au
Angela Wood | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6298
angela.wood@maddocks.com.au
Michael Winram | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6228
michael.winram@maddocks.com.au
Michael Nicolazzo | Contributor
Senior Associate
61 3 9258 3306
michael.nicolazzo@maddocks.com.au

 

Sector Leaders:

Bruce Heddle | Education Sector Leader
61 2 9291 6129
bruce.heddle@maddocks.com.au
James Smart | Victorian Sector Leader
61 3 9258 3632
james.smart@maddocks.com.au