australian consumer law

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Scammed at First Sight?

February 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, the ACCC warns that 'cold-hearted’ criminals on dating apps and social media platforms are stealing hearts – and wallets...

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Unfair contract term penalties are fast approaching! Over the last few weeks, we have dived into a number of topics related to UCTs....

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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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Button battery suppliers must comply with new mandatory information and safety standards which took effect on 22 June 2022...

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Airbnb, ACCC

No vacation for Airbnb

June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

ACCC homes in on accommodation pricing, continuing its focus on pricing statements by digital platforms...

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

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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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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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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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