Consumer protection

The Labor Party has promised to increase penalties under the Competition & Consumer Act and amend the Unfair Contract Terms regime....

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New consumer protection requirements for the resale of event tickets on electronic platforms take effect from 1 October 2022...

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Both the ACCC and Mazda have appealed the November 2021 decision of Justice O’Callaghan of the Federal Court of Australia. In that decision, the Court found that Mazda engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and...

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A couple have successfully claimed they were misled into purchasing a $9.58m off-the-plan apartment in Melbourne due to misleading representations made by the property developer. ...

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Is your green claim true blue?

March 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Environmental sustainability named as key ACCC priority for FY22/23...

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Five eyes intelligence alliance form new international working group aimed at preventing anti-competitive collusion in international trade....

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Concerns about the price of rapid antigen tests prompts ACCC examination of costs and retail prices in a bid to prevent the development and spread of excessive pricing practices amongst retailers for these essential pandemic...

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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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InCompetition | penalty units

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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