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Misuse of market power: Harper Review recommendations
This alert is a brief recap of the current law, the recommendations and possible implications of the proposed changes.
Australia
24 Mar 2016
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Significant competition law reforms well under way in Australia
This Alert discusses the proposed changes and how they may force many Australian businesses to rethink their strategies.
Australia
9 Oct 2014
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Federal Court decision a lesson for online advertisers to avoid misleading and deceptive conduct
Specsavers v Coastal Contacts provides a number of key lessons for businesses that advertise online.
Australia
 
3 Mar 2012
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Landlords and developers liable under Competition and Consumer Law
Landlords and shopping centre owners are often surprised at the reach of the competition and consumer protection laws.
Australia
16 Feb 2012
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Avoiding claims of misleading and deceptive conduct when selling off-the-plan properties
There are serious consequences of making misleading or deceptive representations during pre-contractual negotiations.
Australia
 
26 Jan 2012
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How the Australian Consumer Law will affect your business’ transactions
From 1 January 2011, all Australian businesses will operate under a unified national consumer law, called the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The new law will apply to consumer transactions in all Australian States and Territories, whether conducted face-toface or online.
Australia
 
16 Dec 2010
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Franchisee unsuccessful in suing franchisor for failed business
A recent decision of Justice Buchanan of the Federal Court has highlighted the risks franchisees take when suing franchisors for losses arising from failed business enterprises. The case also serves to outline the inherent risks involved in starting a franchise with limited knowledge or experience in a specific industry, in spite of the statutory measures designed to protect franchisees when doing so.
Australia
4 Nov 2010
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Climate Change: Promoting your company as clean and green?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is vigilant in prosecuting those companies that breach the provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974. In particular, the Commission has been keeping an eye on those companies who use misleading or deceptive messages when promoting their green credentials.
Australia
 
1 Jul 2010
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Cancer Treatment Claims Attract ACCC Interest: ACCC’s Recent Action Against Sunshine Coast Cancer Cure ‘Guru’ Darryl Jones
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recent action against Sunshine Coast cancer cure ‘guru’ Darryl Jones is a warning to all companies of the dangers of making misleading or deceptive claims when promoting goods or services to customers
Australia
 
31 May 2010
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Avoiding Misleading And Deceptive Conduct In Green Marketing
It’s an advantage these days to be seen as ‘green’. Companies are desperate to capture the new green consumer market, and as a result, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of carbon neutral and carbon offset claims being made by businesses, and in some cases, by unscrupulous traders looking to ‘greenwash’ their advertising to attract consumers.
Australia
8 Oct 2009
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Proposed Criminalisation Of Hard Core Cartel Conduct
On 3 December 2008, the Federal Government introduced the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill into the House of Representatives.
Australia
25 Jun 2009
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An Important Reminder For All Franchisors
Recent court action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission should serve as a timely reminder to franchisors of the obligations they owe to franchisees and potential franchisees under the Franchising Code of Conduct.
Australia
 
24 Jun 2009
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Important Changes To Component Pricing
The Trade Practices Amendment (Clarity in Pricing) Act 2008 comes into effect on 25 May 2009. If you are a company selling goods or services to consumers, this Act will have significant effects on the way you advertise the price of your goods or services.
Australia
 
18 May 2009
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Court Finds Development Application Out Of Bounds Of Trade Practices Act
Property developers take note – challenging a development application on the basis that it is misleading and deceptive under section 52 of the Trade Practices Act will likely be thrown out of court following the recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court in Street v Luna Park Sydney Pty Limited.
Australia
 
26 Mar 2009
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Changes To Foreign Investment Review Process
On 18 December 2008, the Assistant Treasurer released broad details of changes to the Government's foreign investment screening arrangements for acquisitions of residential real estate by foreign persons.
Australia
 
9 Jan 2009
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Property Developers Beware – ACCC Tees Off On Misleading And Deceptive Conduct Finding
A Queensland property developer has been exposed to the unwelcome attention of the ACCC over claims about the progress of construction of a golf course on a residential estate at Arundel on the Gold Coast.
Australia
 
11 Dec 2008
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