Consumer protection

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

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Not just digital platforms

February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

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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Reform to the UCT framework is on the horizon and Treasury recommends that UCTs attract civil pecuniary penalties...

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Bringing contempt to ACCCount

October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has demonstrated once again that it will pursue contempt actions in a range of contexts....

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On 29 September 2020, the Full Federal Court unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Woolworths. The appeal concerned environmental claims made by Woolworths about their “W Select...

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On 31 August 2020, the ACCC and AER released their Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2021 (the Plan). The Plan refreshes the regulators’ key strategic priorities, activities and capabilities over the next twelve months. The...

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The Full Federal Court has unanimously dismissed the ACCC’s appeal against TPG Internet Pty Ltd in relation to the marketing and sale of TPG’s mobile, internet and home telephone services plans with a “prepayment” of...

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The ACCC has published its quarterly ACCCount report for 1 January to 31 March 2020, providing insights into its performance and activities over that period...

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Federal Court orders Sony to pay a $3.5 million penalty and $100,000 towards ACCC legal costs after Sony admitted that it breached the Australian Consumer Law by engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct and/or making...

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