Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Clayton Utz
Higher penalties and expanded protections could be on the way, if these CAANZ recommendations of are implemented.
Holding Redlich
The actions are a good warning to any company who makes statements that might be considered 'ambiguous' or mere puffery.
Clayton Utz
This report recommends the introduction of a "Comprehensive Right" right for consumers to access their "consumer data".
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
Holding Redlich
News on competition & consumer law matters.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
These reforms mean that insurance organisations may be exposed to liability for products they underwrite or distribute.
Carroll & O'Dea
Teachers and staff should be aware of this case of liability for incidents that take place within a school environment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Following a review of add-on general insurance products sold through car dealers, ASIC identified a number of concerns.
Holding Redlich
The Government's response to this report into the ACL may have wide ranging implications in the communications sector.
Holding Redlich
An area of ACCC focus to protect consumers is the broadband performance and speed claims by internet service providers.
Clayton Utz
Unlike some countries, Australia does not have a specific regime that regulates negative option billing programs.
Stacks Law Firm
Progress is being made in the battle against online scams, particularly those using social media to find their victims.
DibbsBarker
If the ACCC considers a breach of the ACL has occurred, it is prepared to take action against foreign-based businesses.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
These amendments are intended to simplify the country of origin labelling regime to provide more clarity for businesses.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The cases provide lessons for businesses to avoid requests of suppliers or distributers that could be seen as threats.
Clayton Utz
This case was a significant win for the ACCC, which advocates for increased penalties for consumer law contraventions.
Cooper Grace Ward
This case highlights the high threshold to be met for a court to consider an entity guilty of unconscionable conduct.
Bryks Lawyers
These are three key cases that deal with the continuing focus area of the protection of consumers and small businesses.
Barraket Stanton
If your RTO is a trustee, a quick restructure may be in order to be an Approved Course Provider of VET Student Loans.
Cooper Grace Ward
Courts will examine the conduct of the respondent throughout ACCC investigations and litigation, to consider penalties.
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Jones Day
Recent amendments to the ASIC Act and the CC Act extended the unfair contract terms regime, which previously covered only consumer contracts, to small business contracts.
Clayton Utz
Sensible and practical steps should help your business to reduce the risk of disputes from arising in the first place.
Clayton Utz
Online competitions or promotions could inadvertently expose businesses to financial penalties and reputational damage.
Stacks Law Firm
There are exceptions in NSW, but a person giving a reference may be protected under common law by 'qualified privilege'.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
Carroll & O'Dea
Teachers and staff should be aware of this case of liability for incidents that take place within a school environment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Following a review of add-on general insurance products sold through car dealers, ASIC identified a number of concerns.
Holding Redlich
The actions are a good warning to any company who makes statements that might be considered 'ambiguous' or mere puffery.
Clayton Utz
This report recommends the introduction of a "Comprehensive Right" right for consumers to access their "consumer data".
Holding Redlich
The Government's response to this report into the ACL may have wide ranging implications in the communications sector.
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