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Health Care Update Issue 7

Health Care Update Issue 7 features updates from our national team of expert health lawyers on significant cases and changes affecting practitioners and insurers.

Insurance Matters Issue 13

Welcome to the 13th issue of Insurance Matters, taking a look at some of the most prevalent legal issues and significant recent cases affecting the insurance industry.

Consumer Matters Issue 1

In this inaugural issue of Consumer Matters, we consider the Australian Consumer Law highlights from 2018—including a look at the ACCC's current investigations andpriorities—and offer insights into likely developments in 2019.

Insurance Matters Issue 12

We're delighted to bring you this 12th issue of Insurance Matters—recapping some of the most significant and game-changing legislative updates from 2018.

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National Reconciliation Week – In this together

To launch National Reconciliation Week this year, all Australians are being asked to take to social media to acknowledge Country, a simple and easy way to show support.

Sparke Helmore celebrates four Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Finalists

Sparke Helmore is pleased to announce our four finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2020 awards program—Georgia Murphy-Haste, Dylan Moller, Steven Canton and Nicole Maddocks.

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Corporate Matters
High stakes—new regulation of betting advertising

New advertising codes came into effect on 30 March 2018, extending the existing ban on betting advertising during live sporting events broadcast between 5 am and 8.30 pm to online service providers. These changes were not unexpected, but will have a significant effect on online service providers and betting operators.

Patent is a virtue

In August 2017, the Australian Government announced its official support of the Productivity Commission's recommendation that the innovation patent system be abolished, on the basis that the majority of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who use the system obtain limited value from it.

Oh My Bod—another #fitspo feud

Sophie Guidolin, #fitstagram guru and registered owner of the "BOD" word mark, is shaping up for a showdown against former Miss Universe Australia and social media star Rachael Finch.

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