Legal & Regulatory Workshops

Legal & Regulatory Workshops

We have been educating agencies on the self-regulatory framework since 2001. The Communications Council regularly conducts workshops with members on the different Acts, codes and guidelines that may impact on marketing communications with the intention of promoting compliance and reducing legal and commercial risks to advertisers and their agencies.

The Communications Council provides tailored workshops designed to meet your companies’ needs on self-regulatory guidelines and/or the specialist codes that apply to your industry.

The Communications Council works with AANA, ASB and ABAC to ensure training is relevant, up to date and reflects the industry’s state of play.


Consumer law and codes

This workshop only takes around 90 minutes and underlines why a culture of compliance is an essential and practical form of ‘risk insurance’ for all businesses. The workshop can comprise 5-25 people from all areas and levels of business. Like all workshops, it is interactive, with up-to-date cases that demonstrate ACCC cases, Advertising Standards Bureau codes/regulatory issues, IP and Copyright.

This workshop is included as part of corporate membership.

Legal issues for social media marketing

Addressing top legal issues that agencies face in social media communications, the workshop uses recent market examples, and covers consumer generated branded content, advertiser blogs, ad mashups and consumer commentary. What are your responsibilities and what are the risks – these are the things you need to know before you plan any social media campaign.

This workshop is available to members at a preferred rate per person.

Details of the next workshop will be updated when confirmed. If you are interested in attending, please register your interest at

New Privacy Laws

New data protection laws will be introduced that restrict how Australian businesses collect, store and use customer data.

These reforms will apply to all agencies, marketers and publishers. Failure to comply with the new APPs could result in serious penalties with potential fines of up to $1.7million. This practical legal seminar to help you and your agency teams understand the impact of the new Privacy Laws, ensuring you are well equipped to manage client expectations and your own legal responsibilities.

Get in touch to discuss your needs.
Workshops can be tailored to specifically meet your company and agency needs.

Phone (02) 8297 3800 for details or email