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Law Allowing Blocking of Copyright-Infringing Websites Passed (June 23, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 22, 2015, the Australian Senate passed a bill that will allow copyright holders to ...

Topic: Copyright; Intellectual property; Internet
Jurisdiction: Australia

Committee Report on Data Retention Bill Released (March 04, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Internet; National security; Right of privacy; Telecommunications
Jurisdiction: Australia

Damages Awarded in Revenge Porn Case (February 12, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Western Australia awarded a plaintiff more than AU$48,000 ...

Topic: Right of privacy
Jurisdiction: Australia

Minimum Wage System to Be Examined by Productivity Commission (February 10, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On January 22, 2015, the Australian Productivity Commission released a series of issues papers related to ...

Topic: Labor; Wages and hours
Jurisdiction: Australia

Prime Minister Announces New Push for National Approach to Domestic Violence (February 09, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On January 28, 2015, the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, announced the establishment of a ...

Topic: Domestic violence; State and local government
Jurisdiction: Australia

Foreign Fighters Bill Introduced in Parliament (September 30, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Australia

Charges Laid Following Major Counterterrorism Operation in Sydney (September 24, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

Sydney Raids

On September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) ...

Topic: Criminal procedure; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Australia

Tax Office Releases Guidance Paper and Draft Rulings on Bitcoin (August 25, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On August 20, 2014, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued a guidance paper, a Goods and ...

Topic: Currency; Income tax; Internet; Taxation; Value-added tax
Jurisdiction: Australia

High Court Strikes Down Government Funding of School Chaplains (June 23, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 19, 2014, the High Court of Australia (the highest court in Australia) ruled unanimously ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Education
Jurisdiction: Australia

Two Indonesian Nationals Sentenced to Prison for People Smuggling (June 10, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 5, 2014, a judge in the Perth District Court in Western Australia sentenced two ...

Topic: Asylum; Human trafficking
Jurisdiction: Australia

Budget Includes Introduction of $7 Co-pay for Doctor Visits (May 22, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for ...

Topic: Budget; Health; Health care funding; Health insurance
Jurisdiction: Australia

Government Releases Climate Change Policy Details (April 29, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On April 24, 2014, the Australian federal government released the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper, which ...

Topic: Climate change; Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Australia

New Privacy Law Comes into Effect (March 21, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a ...

Topic: Right of privacy
Jurisdiction: Australia

High Court Strikes Down Territory's Same-Sex Marriage Law (December 19, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law ...

Topic: Families; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Australia

Bill Giving Personhood to a Fetus at 20 Weeks Passed by State Lower House (November 29, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On November 21, 2013, the Lower House of the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament passed a ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code
Jurisdiction: Australia

Court Holds Public Servant Can Be Fired for Critical Tweets (August 16, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

It was reported on August 13, 2013, that a judge of the Australian Federal Circuit Court ...

Topic: Freedom of speech; Officials and employees
Jurisdiction: Australia

New Food Labeling Standard Requires Manufacturers to Prove Health Claims (April 11, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Australia; New Zealand

Provision on Life Sentence for Trafficking in Firearms Passed by House of Representatives (February 11, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation ...

Topic: Weapons
Jurisdiction: Australia

Australian Parliament Votes Down Two Marriage Equality Bills (September 26, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan

On September 20, 2012, the Australian Senate (the upper house of the federal parliament) voted 41-26 ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Australia

Plain Packaging Law Upheld by High Court (August 16, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan

On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed ...

Topic: Tobacco and smoking
Jurisdiction: Australia

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Last updated: June 23, 2015