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Pokies player loses case in the Federal Court that a poker machine is misleading or deceptive
The impressions and expectations of a hypothetical person could be important to the success or failure of such a claim.
Australia
5 Mar 2018
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ACCC announces compliance and enforcement priorities for 2018
Businesses should expect the ACCC to be proactive during 2018 and to seek to enforce the new provisions of the CCA.
Australia
2 Mar 2018
3
Online distributors selling into Australia can be caught by the Australian Consumer Law, Court confirms
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) applies to overseas-based online operators that sell products into Australia.
Australia
2 Feb 2018
4
Online reviews: do not get tripped up by the Australian Consumer Law
The ACCC has published a guide about online reviews called: Online reviews—a guide for business and review platforms.
Australia
2 Feb 2018
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New car retail industry on notice: ACCC releases final report
Australian car dealers and importers will need to upgrade their consumer law compliance to avoid ACCC investigations.
Australia
22 Dec 2017
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More competition can flow from Tatts/Tabcorp merger, says the Australian Competition Tribunal
ACT confirms that in certain circumstances, a merger in a competitive market can be good for consumers.
Australia
28 Nov 2017
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Bad hair day for Aldi: - natural - marketing claims contravened the Australian Consumer Law
The marketing of products as "natural" when they do not contain natural ingredients, is likely to contravene the ACL.
Australia
25 Nov 2017
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Which parts of the Australian Consumer Law are going to be amended? Ministers agree to CAANZ recommendations
Some important changes are on the way for the Australian Consumer Law, with more possible changes following assessment.
Australia
29 Sep 2017
9
ACCC new car market study: What does it mean?
The ACCC report alerts vehicle manufacturers to potential further enforcement actions and a perceived need for reform.
Australia
22 Aug 2017
10
CAANZ final report into a review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) says … tougher penalties!
Higher penalties and expanded protections could be on the way, if these CAANZ recommendations of are implemented.
Australia
14 May 2017
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Managing litigation risk - Part 1: stop disputes arising
Sensible and practical steps should help your business to reduce the risk of disputes from arising in the first place.
Australia
14 May 2017
12
Open data and mandatory comprehensive credit reporting on the way for banks and fintech?
This report recommends the introduction of a "Comprehensive Right" right for consumers to access their "consumer data".
Australia
11 May 2017
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Playing by the rules: the law of social media competitions and promotions
Online competitions or promotions could inadvertently expose businesses to financial penalties and reputational damage.
Australia
2 May 2017
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Getting to no - making sure your negative option billing program is lawful
Unlike some countries, Australia does not have a specific regime that regulates negative option billing programs.
Australia
17 Apr 2017
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ACCC warns telcos about misleading broadband advertising
This case was a significant win for the ACCC, which advocates for increased penalties for consumer law contraventions.
Australia
20 Feb 2017
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Full Court increases "manifestly inadequate" civil penalty for ACL breaches
The decision in ACCC v Reckitt Benckiser certainly suggests that larger penalties may be awarded in future cases.
Australia
12 Feb 2017
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Was $49.95, now.... is misleading: the perils of "was/now" pricing
Marked-down prices for sales can give rise to some complicated legal issues if they take the form of "was/now" pricing.
Australia
28 Dec 2016
18
Shopping around for misleading and deceptive conduct
Retailers must educate staff about complex matters, but written materials are useful to complement oral representations.
Australia
29 Nov 2016
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The ACCC releases a report on unfair terms in business-to-business contracts and says get ready for enforcement
The ACCC released a report on a review it conducted of potentially unfair terms used in business-to-business contracts.
Australia
28 Nov 2016
20
Bridging the business-consumer divide: comparison websites in focus
ACCC guidelines on increasingly popular comparator websites provide useful guidance for website operators and suppliers.
Australia
10 Nov 2016
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