SATLA 2019 Executive Committee Recruitment

SATLA is currently recruiting for our 2019 Committee!

Applicants must be students in the Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School. We welcome all such students with a background or interest in science and technology to apply, regardless of their experience in student societies. 

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 2 September and should be sent to

See the position descriptions for more information and how to apply. 

Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in Week 8. The incoming committee will formally assume responsibilities after the end of Semester 2 Examinations, but will engage with the outgoing committee during a handover period in Semester 2.

Science and Technology Law Updates

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Competition Lore
With Professor Caron Beaton-Wells of Melbourne Law School
This podcast explores topical competition law issues, often with a focus on competition in the digital space. Professor Beaton-Wells was a panellist on our recent event, "Competition Issues in an Online World".


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Made by Humans: The AI Condition
Ellen Broad
Australian data expert Ellen Broad explores our role and responsibilities in automation.




Global Ideas Forum 2018: Digital Disruption in Global Health
14 - 16 September, The University of Melbourne
The Forum is a platform for campaigners, clinicians, adventurers, entrepreneurs and community workers to create better health for all. The theme this year is "Achieving Health Equity in the Age of Digital Disruption."



Unwrapping Tobacco Plain Packaging: What's Inside the WTO Panel Reports?
5 September 2018, Melbourne Law School
Mr Antony Taubman, Director of the Intellectual Property Government Procurement and Competition Division of the WTO, joins MLS academics in investigating the 900-page WTO Panel Reports circulated on 28 June 2018 in the four-country challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging scheme.

Mobile phone plan costs tipped to soar amid 5G ban on Chinese companies
Australia’s decision to ban Chinese firms from the local rollout of 5G mobile networks will lead to more costly consumer phone plans, experts say.

Dutton is Morrison's Cyber Man
The government no long has a dedicated cyber security minister, with responsibility for information security policy being the domain of the minister of home affairs.

Google tried to change China. China may end up changing Google
Under a plan called Dragonfly, Google has been testing a censored version of its search engine for the Chinese market.