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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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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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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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Australia: Update: Giedo van der Garde cancels contract with Sauber

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans Giedo van der Garde withdrew his legal action against Sauber just prior to the Melbourne Grand Prix race following F1 Team Sauber’s indication that it would ignore the Victorian Court of Appeal decision and continue to refuse to let van der Garde race. Sauber stated that if they allowed …

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Australia: Australia’s media deregulation plans will keep anti-siphoning laws

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans Australian Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull has floated a proposal to scrap many of the media regulations to enable traditional broadcasters to compete with new unregulated entries into the market, such as streaming service Netflix. Whilst the media industry has welcomed the majority of the reforms, TV giant Foxtel …

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Australia: Update: Terminating a sportsperson’s contract for private conduct (the Todd Carney case)

By Judith Miller, Kirk Simmons and Julian Conti Last year, we published this blog update regarding an incident involving Todd Carney that led to the termination of his contract with the Cronulla Sharks Football Club. In our update, we mentioned that it appeared no hearing had occurred prior to termination (as expressly required by the …

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Australia: ACMA’s Broad Powers to Hold Media Accountable Confirmed by High Court

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans The High Court last week confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to make administrative findings that a person has committed a criminal offence, for the purpose of determining whether a commercial broadcaster has breached a licence condition. The case stems from the infamous …

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Australia: Sauber Motorsports’ failed legal challenge sees driver Giedo van der Garde racing in Formula 1

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans On Monday 9 March 2015,  F1 team Sauber launched a legal challenge in the Victorian Supreme Court to a previous decision by a Swiss arbitration court. The previous decision ruled that Sauber must uphold its contractual obligations and allow drive Giedo van der Garde to race for the team in …

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