Consumer protection

Anchors aweigh (again!)

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

ACCC commences its second ever criminal cartel prosecution, against Japanese based shipping company...

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Sailing into Australian waters

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Extending the territorial reach of the CCA...

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They’re here! Unfair terms in B2B arrive

November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The extension of Australia’s unfair terms regime under the ACL to business-to-business (B2B) contracts took effect from 12 November 2016...

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ACL reform a step closer

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first review of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) is well underway, with an interim report being issued last month....

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The road rules of the sharing economy

November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

ACCC releases guides for online platform operators and traders....

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Misleading claims aren’t cool

November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

It can be a cold, cold world as a respondent in litigation, as the Dulux case reminds us this week. Concluding proceedings commenced in December 2012, the Federal Court this week gave effect to consent...

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Welcome reforms to country of origin regulations...

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Winter is coming

September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court grants freezing orders under the CCA...

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The relevance of a jurisdictional connection...

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From 12 November 2016, the existing unfair contract term protections for consumers will be extended pursuant to the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 to cover standard form small business...

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