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Thomas Zhong

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Name: Thomas Zhong
Date registered: 20 June 2014

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  1. Australia: High Court totalises gaming licence disputes — 8 March 2016
  2. AUSTRALIA: Review of Interactive Gambling Act & In-Play Betting — 7 September 2015
  3. AUSTRALIA: National Rugby League launches assistance for players who sustain catastrophic injuries. — 15 July 2015
  4. AUSTRALIA: WADA v Essendon CAS Proceedings — 13 July 2015
  5. USA: NBA and Nike announce global partnership — 11 June 2015

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Australia: High Court totalises gaming licence disputes

On 2 March 2016, the High Court of Australia handed down its judgments in the related cases Tabcorp Holdings Limited v State of Victoria [2016] HCA 4 and State of Victoria v Tatts Group Limited [2016] HCA 5. In a quintessential case regarding the interpretation of contractual terms and statutory provisions, the High Court, in a resounding victory …

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AUSTRALIA: Review of Interactive Gambling Act & In-Play Betting

The Australian Government has commissioned a review of Australia’s online gambling laws. The review will be led by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and focus on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth). The terms of reference for the review have not been finalised but the review will examine topics such as live-sports betting, the regulation …

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AUSTRALIA: National Rugby League launches assistance for players who sustain catastrophic injuries.

The National Rugby League (NRL) has launched a “whole of game” Foundation that provides support for players who incur catastrophic injuries whilst playing rugby league. The Foundation supports players at all levels from grassroots junior football through to the NRL and will provide assistance for players who suffer severe functional disabilities (e.g. brain or spinal …

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AUSTRALIA: WADA v Essendon CAS Proceedings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing for the World Anti-Doping Authority’s (WADA) appeal against the decision of the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal clearing the players involved in the Essendon supplements saga has been set down for October. The appeal will be heard in Sydney, Australia. The panel of arbitrators has been appointed, as follows: …

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USA: NBA and Nike announce global partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is reportedly worth US$1 billion. The deal will also see Nike as the marketing partner for the NBA Development League. Share this

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Racing Queensland Boards Abolished & Greyhound Racing Industry Report

The Queensland State government has announced a restructure of the racing industry in light of an inquiry into the greyhound racing industry. The Report published by inquiry commissioner Alan MacSporran was highly critical of the greyhound racing industry, noting that: “public confidence may have been dealt an almost terminal blow by the exposure of what is …

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USA: Lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao

Lawsuits have been filed against Manny Pacquiao, his manager (Michael Koncz) and his promoter (Top Rank Inc.), alleging amongst other things, fraud and perjury. The lawsuits seek damages for the alleged concealment of Pacquiao’s shoulder injury during the “Fight of the Century” between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. The class action lawsuit alleges that “the defendants had full knowledge and …

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Australia: WADA Appeals Essendon Anti-Doping case

The World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) has released a statement announcing their decision to appeal the Australian Football League (AFL) Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision to clear 34 past and present AFL players for alleged doping offences. The appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Share this

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Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

By Thomas Zhong and Judith Miller Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches. SALARY CAP BREACHES ACROSS THREE SEASONS The breaches include the non-disclosure of: Payments outside of the Standard Player Contract Payments to a player’s family member Payments …

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Australia: Essendon v ASADA: Players cleared

The Australian Football League Anti-Doping Tribunal has cleared 34 past and present players of any wrongdoing in relation to a supplements program at the Essendon Football Club. The tribunal, consisting of two former Victorian County Court Judges and a former player (now barrister) have withheld the reasons for the decision until the appeal period ends. …

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