Short Continuing Legal Education conference
About the conference
The Spam Bill introduced in September 2003 is expected
to be in operation by the end of 2003. This continuing
legal education seminar is for legal advisers, in house
counsel, and marketing and e-business executives affected
by the Spam ban.
Over a half day it will cover a range of topical areas:
- The role of the regulator ACA
- The philosophy and intent of the Spam Act
- How marketing practice will be affected
- Law and practice issues about complaints, enforcement,
assessment and the like.
MCLE Units: half day 3 units.
Thursday 4 December 2003 - afternoon
1:50 pm Introduction from the chair, David Vaile,
executive director of the Centre
2:00 Principles behind the intended operation
of the Spam Act
Lindsay Barton, Manager, OnLine Policy, National
Office of the Information Economy
One of the principal authors of the new Act explains
the thinking behind it, and looks at how it operates in
2:45 pm The 'Spam Police': ACA's role
John Haydon, Executive Manager, Consumer and Universal
Service Obligation, Australian
The ACA will administer the Spam ban. The manager of
the ACA's spam project sets out how this will occur, and
procedural and substantive issues likely to arise.
- ACA role in the legislative package, priorities for
- Expectations of industry
- Future objectives
3:30 Afternoon Tea
4:00 Legal issues for ISPs and marketers
Patrick Fair, Partner in the IT and Communications
Group, Baker and McKenzie
Content regulation of electronic messages can have intended
and unintended consequences for a range of participants
in the online and e-business world. A senior IT law specialist
outlines some of the issues.
4:45 Marketing practice and the "Spam ban"
Jodie Sangster, Legal and regulatory affairs manager,
Australian Direct Marketing
ADMA's qualified support for the new law was based on
an expectation that responsible and ethical marketers
will be able to avoid being caught, provided they review
areas of risk.
5:30 pm Close
Date: 4 December 2003
Venue: Grace Hotel, 77 York Street (corner King Street)
Half Day - $352.00. GST Inclusive
Course fees include tuition, materials, and refreshments.
Postgraduate or undergraduate students, the
unemployed, and community legal centre staff will receive
a 25% discount on the normal fee charged for attending
the event. Please indicate on the forms or during registration
your status, and attach documentation.
Payment options accepted include Mastercard, Visa and
Bankcard and cheques to be made out to "CLE".
This is one of four short events over two days. You can
registerfor one or more of these as CLE using one of the
Download and print the Registration
form [PDF], fill out the relevant details and
send it into CLE.
Please address the mail to:
Faculty of Law, UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Or fax to (02) 9385 1155.
fax number - the one on the printed form is incorrect.)
Send an email to CLE (cle [at] unsw.edu.au),
and include in the subject line 'The Spam Act'.
Please include the following details in the body of
- Your Title and Name
- Firm or Organisation
- Payment details
- Type of Credit Card <Mastercard, Visa or
- Card Number
- Expiry Date
- Cardholder's name
Call Robyn or Lisa at NSW CLE office on (02) 9385 2267
or (02) 9385 2195 and book by phone.
NB: For queries about the event's content, contact David
on (02) 9385 3589 or Bridget on (02) 9385 3777.
NB: For queries about enrolment in the LAWS
5238 postgraduate course which includes this conference,
see the course page and Kerrie Daley.
– The Continuing Legal Education programme is an important
link between the Law School at UNSW and the professional
community. The programme consists of a series of quality
short courses assisting lawyers, IT managers, accountants,
financial planners, executives and other professionals
whose work demands up-to-date knowledge of, and skills
in, the relevant areas.
Mandatory CLE Units – NSW solicitors who find
our programmes relevant to their immediate or long term
needs in relation to their professional development and
practice of law may claim MCLE units for their attendance
at the seminars.
Postgraduate Credit - this conference
can be combined with three others and a research essay
to form part of LAWS 5238 a postgraduate elective course
worth 4 units. See the Course
About the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre -
The centre, established within the Faculty of Law at UNSW,
provides a focus for research, public interest advocacy
and education on issues of law and policy concerning digital
transactions in cyberspace. Baker & McKenzie (http://www.bakernet.com)
are the founding supporters of the Centre.
About the Cyberspace
Law and Policy Series - The Centre hosts a series
of events examining the public interest in cyberspace
legal and policy issues, and some practical workshops
on related legal procedure. The series includes Continuing
Legal Education conferences and workshops, Symposia which
bring together policy makers and legal and technical experts
for round table discussions, ad hoc LawTechTalks
on campus, and major academic conferences.