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The ACCC and state and territory consumer protection agencies are ramping up the exercise of their regulatory powers in response to potential non-compliance with the button battery safety and information standards that came into effect...

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As a part of its enhanced focus on greenwashing, the ACCC has announced internet sweeps intended to identify misleading environmental and sustainability claims. The ACCC also intends to target fake or misleading online business reviews....

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More Prohibitions, Greater Penalties

September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

More Prohibitions, Greater Penalties: Federal Government acts on promises to strengthen unfair contract terms regime and bolster civil penalties....

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The ACCC’s draft determination is notable as the first occasion on which a pharmaceutical settlement and licence agreement has been considered in the authorisation context in Australia. The scepticism with which the ACCC approached the...

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Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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

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The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Peters Ice Cream) in the first exclusive dealing action commenced by the ACCC in approximately two years....

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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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The High Court of Australia allowed an appeal in the Scenic Tours class action, holding that damages for disappointment and distress for breach of contract or the consumer guarantees are not precluded by the non-economic...

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How is your business responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This alert examines the key competition and consumer laws that businesses may encounter during this time, discusses how the ACCC, the Courts and the Government...

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