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Prime Minister backs media consolidation

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull added his support for the proposed $4.2 billion merger of the Nine Network and Fairfax Media, which he credited to...

Applications extended for government’s innovation fund

The Australian government has extended the deadline to apply for the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund to Friday, August 10.

Publishers recommit to recycling objectives

The print publishing industry is resisting regulation on its recycling scheme in light of an Australian government review of the Product Stewardship Act, and instead...

New advertising guidelines for federal election advertising and political matter

From 15 March 2018, the authorisation requirement in Part XXA of the Electoral Act applies to a wide range of communications containing ‘electoral matter’ including...

SA License holders put on notice

Many tradies, real estate and second hand vehicle dealers companies and individuals invest in advertising to get their name and brand out in the community...

Google, Facebook excluded from copyright reforms

Digital giants Google and Facebook have been excluded from the Australian Government’s amendments to copyright safe haven laws, despite consistent calls from the companies for...

Huntley Management ordered to pay $50,000 penalty for misleading advertising

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Huntley Management Limited (Huntley) to pay a penalty of $50,000 for false and misleading advertising that its investment...

The use of the word ANZAC and the Centenary logo in advertising

Protection of Word ‘ANZAC’ Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word ‘ANZAC’, and any word...

Regulation debate in UK sends shockwaves to our shores

Self-regulation is being promoted as a blueprint by Australian media as part of a defence to stop the British government passing legislation that would punish...

Court suppression orders under scrutiny

Media organisations will have greater powers to challenge restrictions to reporting of court proceedings following a deal struck between the Federal Government and an independent...

One small step for media reform

Long-awaiting reform of Australian media law is a step closer after a reform package passed the House of Representatives yesterday. Successful passage through the Senate...

Papers pitch for hand-out

A 146-strong newspaper coalition in Québec has demanded its provincial government spend tax dollars to finance the industry’s transition to digital publishing. It is seeking...