In 2017 the Australian government introduced important changes to our copyright in the form of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017. The Act introduced changes in four areas. They are:
Source: Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC). (2018). Disability and Other Measures Act fact sheets. https://alacc.org.au/disability-and-other-measures-act-fact-sheets/ Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
This amendment took effect on 29 December 2018. The "safe harbour scheme" which gives organisations additional legal protections from liability for copyright infringing activities on their network and services under certain conditions has been extended to organisations including schools, universities and disability organisations.
You can read more about it in the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee's Guide for Libraries and Archives.
This amendment took effect on 11 December 2018. Section 115A enables the Federal Court to grant an injunction requiring a service provider to take reasonable steps to block access to online locations which infringe copyright and have the primary purpose of infringing copyright or facilitating the infringement of copyright.
You can read more about it in the Australian Copyright Council's updated information sheets: