consumer law

Sims looks ahead to consumer law review

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Delivering the keynote address at the recent Australiasian Consumer Law Roundtable in Canberra, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discussed the current state of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) in light of the upcoming ACL review in...

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ACCC and AER: Their year in review

November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual report shows steady enforcement and continuing focus on consumer protection...

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Free range claims eggs-aggerated

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A $250,000 penalty has been imposed on a company that falsely labelled its eggs as free range...

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Bloggers Beware

May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A curt reminder that the ACL applies to all representations – even in cyberspace...

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Spreets’ $600,000 Deal of the Day

April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCC’s focus on online markets continues with further penalties. Group buying website Spreets has become the latest in a line of online deal businesses to be ordered to pay penalties for misleading and deceptive conduct....

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Although not a new phenomenon, “drip pricing” tactics have been targeted as part of the ACCC’s consumer protection enforcement agenda. As we previously blogged, drip pricing involves the incremental addition of further fees above the...

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New Zealand introduces comprehensive consumer law reforms Representing “the most significant change to New Zealand’s consumer laws in more than twenty years” the Consumer Law Reform Bill (Bill) introduces amendments to ten statutes, including the...

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You know it’s an election year when, in the last week Parliament sits before an election, MPs are presented with a swollen legislative agenda. This year, that list includes a raft of private members’ bills...

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