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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

Reading Room

  • Remedies for the serious invasion of privacy in NSW

    Invasion of privacy has recently been back in the headlines. Gina Rinehart is reportedly suing Channel Nine and the production company, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, over the broadcast of the 2015 mini-series House of Hancock. Mrs … Continued

  • Responding to requests to access to CCTV Footage

    The use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming widespread. This includes use by government departments, agencies and councils. We have noticed an increasing number of requests to such bodies for access to CCTV footage. … Continued

  • Is it time to review your Protected Disclosure Procedures?

    Councils have now had their Protected Disclosure Procedures (Procedures) in place for 18 months, as required by the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Act). Consistent with recent comments made by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), it … Continued

  • Self represented litigants – Issues for government

      There are increasing numbers of self-represented litigants in our courts and tribunals. Self-represented litigants, or SRLs, pose particular challenges, especially for government agencies (including local government). This article looks at what a SRL is, … Continued

  • Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era – The Australian take

    The current celebrity photo hacking scandal in the USA provides a timely reminder about the absence of privacy laws in Australia. A large number of private photographs, including photographs depicting a number of female celebrities … Continued

  • Proposed Change to Victorian Privacy Laws

    Back in December 2012, the Victorian Attorney-General announced reforms to strengthen data security and privacy within the Victorian public sector, including establishing a new Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner. In June 2014, the Victorian Government … Continued

  • FOI Amendment Bill 2014 – Changes to FOI Commissioner’s Resourcing

    Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to assist in the resourcing of the Office of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner – most notably, by providing for Assistant Commissioners who can also conduct reviews and … Continued

  • Intrusive collection of personal information won’t fly with the Privacy Commissioner

    The Privacy Commissioner has held that Aerocare Pty Ltd interfered with the privacy of an airline passenger, by asking him questions about his medical condition in the departure lounge of the Sunshine Coast airport, in … Continued

  • Key changes to privacy law explained: the impact on business

    The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Amending Act) was passed on 12 December 2012 and takes effect on 12 March 2014. The Amending Act will bring significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 … Continued

  • eAlert | Privacy complaints and investigations

    With the revised privacy legislation coming into effect on 12 March 2014, it is a timely reminder to review your processes for dealing with privacy complaints. The document above is a reference guide, and details how … Continued