Consumer protection

Federal Court sinks class action waiver clause

October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia has recently dismissed an application to stay part of a class action commenced on behalf of passengers aboard the Ruby Princess during its ill-fated voyage in early 2020. The significance...

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Penalty units balloon

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years....

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The Full Court’s recent decision in Geowash confirms that regulators have a powerful tool through which to address systematic unconscionable conduct...

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Consistent with its strategic priorities, the ACCC has actively investigated businesses in the agribusiness sector for allegedly making misleading representations, imposing unfair contract terms and breaching the Horticulture Code, all of which are prohibited by...

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The definition of ‘consumer’ has been amended to cover purchases up to $100,000 (up from $40,000), with effect from 1 July 2021....

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NSW Fair Trading will be checking suppliers inform consumers of prejudicial terms. Here's what you need to know....

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Jayco pays for wheely bad representation

June 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jayco to pay penalty for false or misleading representation about consumer guarantees...

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Full Federal Court clarifies that exploitation of disadvantage not required for statutory unconscionable conduct...

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ACCC announces 2021 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities...

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Lorna Jane runs into trouble of viral proportions

December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The clothes manufacturer will be actively wearing penalties, declarations and other court-ordered relief if the ACCC’s case against Lorna Jane succeeds. The ACCC has commenced proceedings against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane Pty Ltd and Ms...

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