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Esports arrests demonstrates broad reach of sports integrity laws

In late August 2019 Victorian and Western Australian police executed search warrants and arrested six people in relation to suspicious betting activity relating to esports matches.1 It is alleged that those arrested had arranged to throw matches in the popular esport Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).

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Government reintroduces National Sports Tribunal legislation

Last week, the Federal Government introduced a revised bill into Parliament to establish the National Sports Tribunal.1 This follows an earlier draft bill introduced into Parliament in February 2019 which did not proceed due to the recent Federal election.

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Early stage innovation tax incentives for sports technology and esports

Sports technology and esports are innovative and rapidly growing industries that have spawned many new business ventures, the investors in which may be eligible for certain tax concessions under the Federal Government’s early stage innovation company (ESIC) scheme.

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Changes to warranty documentation requirements – are you ready?

Warranties against defects

Suppliers or manufacturers of goods or services may wish to provide promises to consumers about what they will do in the event that there is a defect in the relevant good or service, such as repairing or replacing the good, providing the service again or compensating the consumer.

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Betting advertising and promotion of betting odds during transmissions of live sporting events

Earlier this month the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved amendments to broadcasting codes further restricting betting advertising1 and promotion of betting odds2 during live sporting events. The amendments to the codes come into effect on 30 March 2018 and will supplement the existing rules which regulate how television and radio broadcasters transmit betting advertising and promotion of betting odds.

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