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What you need to know: Selling pets in Victoria

To allow traceability of sellers of pets, it is an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number...

Guidelines for online reviews and endorsements

“Compliance…will build consumer confidence in online reviews, and help review platforms, traders and digital influencers avoid regulatory action.”

Sustainability policy responses 2018

NewsMediaWorks response to policy documents regarding sustainability

Too good to waste: The circular economy works for news media

NewsMediaWorks responds to the NSW EPA’s discussion paper on the circular economy, Too Good To Waste.

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...