Consumer protection

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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Heinz faces fines

July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

$9M in fines and penalties as ACCC continues ACL enforcement focus...

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In May this year, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) released a report outlining its findings on a market study into bid-rigging in the construction sector. The report raises concerns that there is widespread collusive...

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Who’s the biggest loser?

May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $3.55M against SensaSlim and $660,000 against Peter Foster for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false representations...

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Taking stock: Report on the Australian Consumer Survey 2016...

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Australia’s ‘corporate crime wave’

May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australia's 'corporate crime wave'...

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ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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Game Over

April 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Federal Court finds the ACL’s consumer guarantees apply to Valve...

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