Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Hunt & Hunt
Increases in potential financial penalties are intended to curb complacent attitude toward non-compliance with the ACL.
Clyde & Co
On 20 September 2018, the Australian Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018...
Holding Redlich
Equifax Australia admitted that it breached Australian Consumer Law prohibitions on false and misleading representations.
Holding Redlich
Purchasing an item on sale or wearing an item will not, of itself, exclude any rights to a refund or to return the item.
Madgwicks
Penalties under Australian Consumer Law have increased significantly for individuals and corporations - details provided.
Marque Lawyers
Entertaining summary of a few interesting cases where the ACCC imposed fines on companies and in some cases, directors too.
Bartier Perry
Increased ACL penalties aim to act as a deterrent for non-compliance instead of just being the cost of doing business.
Clyde & Co
In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia, Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay a fine of AUD 4,608,500 for impliedly making false ...
McCullough Robertson
New laws increase the maximum financial penalties under the Australian Consumer Law.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
Article discusses consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
Dentons
Increases to the financial penalties under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will come into effect on 1 September 2018 following the royal assent of the Treasury Laws Amendment Act 2018 (Act) on 31 August 2018.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
These increases align the maximum penalties under the ACL with the maximum penalties under CCA competition provisions.
Holding Redlich
The fine issued to Meriton might be a wake-up call to re-consider management and interaction with online review websites.
Marque Lawyers
Article outlines the new and much higher maximum penalties for ACL breaches.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The scheme will regulate how employers in the industry identify, investigate and respond to child safety allegations.
Holding Redlich
The increases aim to deter companies from breaching consumer laws where potential benefits outweighed the penalties.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
This article will provide you with some key drafting concepts to ensure your contracts do not contain unfair contract terms.
Hunt & Hunt
Discussion of proposed amendments to Corporations Act which give ASIC product intervention power.
Carroll & O'Dea
Evidence by Australian Lawyers Alliance to the NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission. .
Marque Lawyers
Meriton has been hit with a $3M penalty for false representations based on conduct with its TripAdvisor reviews.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
Using credit repair and debt management firms may mean consumers pay high fees and not get the solution they're seeking.
Jones Day
Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Companies should review business-to-business standard form contracts for compliance with unfair contract terms changes.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
Holding Redlich
Purchasing an item on sale or wearing an item will not, of itself, exclude any rights to a refund or to return the item.
Clyde & Co
The prevalence of social media and its use by businesses to market their products and services, as well as engage with their customers and the wider public ...
Holding Redlich
Equifax Australia admitted that it breached Australian Consumer Law prohibitions on false and misleading representations.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Holding Redlich
Businesses, particularly those in the technology and financial sectors, should review their standard form contracts.
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