Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Carroll & O'Dea
Certification of financial viability must be signed by the principal of the non-government school and an approved body.
Bartier Perry
If you are an international online retailer, think twice before assuming you won't fall into the broad net of the ACL.
Carroll & O'Dea
The Court was satisfied that both Ms Gibson and her company engaged in conduct that was misleading or deceptive.
Clayton Utz
Higher penalties and expanded protections could be on the way, if these CAANZ recommendations of are implemented.
Holding Redlich
The actions are a good warning to any company who makes statements that might be considered 'ambiguous' or mere puffery.
Clayton Utz
This report recommends the introduction of a "Comprehensive Right" right for consumers to access their "consumer data".
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
Holding Redlich
News on competition & consumer law matters.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
These reforms mean that insurance organisations may be exposed to liability for products they underwrite or distribute.
Carroll & O'Dea
Teachers and staff should be aware of this case of liability for incidents that take place within a school environment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Following a review of add-on general insurance products sold through car dealers, ASIC identified a number of concerns.
Holding Redlich
The Government's response to this report into the ACL may have wide ranging implications in the communications sector.
Holding Redlich
An area of ACCC focus to protect consumers is the broadband performance and speed claims by internet service providers.
Clayton Utz
Unlike some countries, Australia does not have a specific regime that regulates negative option billing programs.
Stacks Law Firm
Progress is being made in the battle against online scams, particularly those using social media to find their victims.
DibbsBarker
If the ACCC considers a breach of the ACL has occurred, it is prepared to take action against foreign-based businesses.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
These amendments are intended to simplify the country of origin labelling regime to provide more clarity for businesses.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The cases provide lessons for businesses to avoid requests of suppliers or distributers that could be seen as threats.
Clayton Utz
This case was a significant win for the ACCC, which advocates for increased penalties for consumer law contraventions.
Cooper Grace Ward
This case highlights the high threshold to be met for a court to consider an entity guilty of unconscionable conduct.
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Bartier Perry
If you are an international online retailer, think twice before assuming you won't fall into the broad net of the ACL.
Carroll & O'Dea
The Court was satisfied that both Ms Gibson and her company engaged in conduct that was misleading or deceptive.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases and cases relating to competition and consumer law in Australia.
Cooper Grace Ward
The amendments to protect small businesses from unfair contract terms in contract arrangements has come into force.
Holding Redlich
The ACCC was concerned that the automatic renewal clauses in the Sensis standard form agreement may have been 'unfair'.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Banks have committed to changes to their standard form small business contracts to fully comply with the legislation.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The Government plans to expand the scope of the regulatory sandbox to test a wide range of financial and credit services.
Clayton Utz
Sensible and practical steps should help your business to reduce the risk of disputes from arising in the first place.
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