Assange extradition appeal, WikiLeaks and journalism

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ABC Radio

Britain’s High Court is set to hear the United States government’s appeal against a ruling blocking the extradition of Julian Assange on mental health grounds. And warnings that US attempts to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder for publishing classified government documents could have devastating implications for press freedom.

Cosmetic Blunder – All UK Instagram Content Must Make Clear On the Face of it that It’s an Ad, Including Reels and Stories

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Liz Bodey

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has found that an influencer’s Instagram reel and story breached the advertising regulations. All advertising made by influencers must make it clear that it is an advert, otherwise brands, even if they have no control, will be held jointly responsible.

The content

Climate science dismissal case sparks academic freedom debate, High Court quashes Palmer $30bn WA compensation challenge

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ABC Radio

A long-running unfair dismissal case involving Queensland university professor Peter Ridd has sparked intense debate around questions of academic freedom. Also in the program: the High Court has quashed a legal challenge by mining magnate-turned-politician Clive Palmer against laws designed to ban his company from suing the West Australian

Your legal obligations when you’re a liquor licencee

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Australian businesses that sell liquor have to follow a strict set of regulations. These rules are in place for a reason – to keep patrons and staff safe. Should you not comply, you could face stiff fines or lose your licence.

To avoid this, make sure you adhere to the

Information for IAFL/LawAsia Webinar Commemorating Anne-Marie Hutchinson

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Stephen Page

In the webinar, I asserted that:

For every baby born through surrogacy in Australia, approximately three are born overseas. More Australian children are born via surrogacy in the USA than in Australia. The top 5 countries that Australians go to are the US, Ukraine, Georgia, Canada and Thailand, with

Designs Law Changes Now Enacted in Australia

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Liz Bodey

Following on from our article of 15 February 2021, which can be read here, the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent on 10 September 2021.

The majority of the changes to designs law as outlined in the article will commence on

'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

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ABC Radio

The New South Wales Supreme Court has ruled against a retirement village developer claiming ‘squatters’ rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in UK health law: the legality of severe disability as a reason for late-term abortions and access to puberty-suppressing

UAE to Join the Madrid Protocol

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Liz Bodey

In great news for companies that file trade marks internationally, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has agreed to join the Madrid Protocol from 28 December 2021.

The Madrid Protocol system makes it possible to protect a mark in a large number of countries by obtaining an