Jurisdiction: New Zealand

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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Sims looks ahead to consumer law review

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Delivering the keynote address at the recent Australiasian Consumer Law Roundtable in Canberra, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discussed the current state of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) in light of the upcoming ACL review in...

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Competition changes are afoot across the Tasman

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Issues Paper has been released in NZ in relation to key provisions of the Commerce Act...

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After years of debates and Senate reviews, the country of origin food labelling regime is set to change. With community, consumer lobby group and media pressure for change mounting in the wake of the frozen...

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New unfair contract terms regime in New Zealand ...

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Although not a new phenomenon, “drip pricing” tactics have been targeted as part of the ACCC’s consumer protection enforcement agenda. As we previously blogged, drip pricing involves the incremental addition of further fees above the...

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Creating an even plane field

June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 4 June 2014, ACCC Commissioner Dr Jill Walker spoke at the Swinburne Aviation Industry Conference on competition issues in the Australian aviation sector. Dr Walker’s speech is a timely reminder of the numerous competition...

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New Zealand introduces comprehensive consumer law reforms Representing “the most significant change to New Zealand’s consumer laws in more than twenty years” the Consumer Law Reform Bill (Bill) introduces amendments to ten statutes, including the...

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Foreshadowing the enactment of the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (Bill), which is expected to be passed later this year or early in 2014, the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has just released...

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has been busy on the criminal enforcement front.  Weeks after it successfully completed its first criminal prosecution under the New Zealand Crimes Act (see our previous post), the NZCC...

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