Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Bartier Perry
Increased ACL penalties aim to act as a deterrent for non-compliance instead of just being the cost of doing business.
Clyde & Co
In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia, Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay a fine of AUD 4,608,500 for impliedly making false ...
McCullough Robertson
New laws increase the maximum financial penalties under the Australian Consumer Law.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
Article discusses consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
Dentons
Increases to the financial penalties under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will come into effect on 1 September 2018 following the royal assent of the Treasury Laws Amendment Act 2018 (Act) on 31 August 2018.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
These increases align the maximum penalties under the ACL with the maximum penalties under CCA competition provisions.
Holding Redlich
The fine issued to Meriton might be a wake-up call to re-consider management and interaction with online review websites.
Marque Lawyers
Article outlines the new and much higher maximum penalties for ACL breaches.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The scheme will regulate how employers in the industry identify, investigate and respond to child safety allegations.
Holding Redlich
The increases aim to deter companies from breaching consumer laws where potential benefits outweighed the penalties.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
This article will provide you with some key drafting concepts to ensure your contracts do not contain unfair contract terms.
Hunt & Hunt
Discussion of proposed amendments to Corporations Act which give ASIC product intervention power.
Carroll & O'Dea
Evidence by Australian Lawyers Alliance to the NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission. .
Marque Lawyers
Meriton has been hit with a $3M penalty for false representations based on conduct with its TripAdvisor reviews.
Holding Redlich
All businesses must strictly comply with Australian consumer law and ensure they clearly let consumers know their rights.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Liability for misleading or deceptive conduct claims pursuant to section 18 of the ACL cannot be excluded by contract.
Holding Redlich
This article includes a key development in Australian food labelling law, which relates to competition & consumer law.
Carroll & O'Dea
We do not as yet have the benefit of a court decision applying the s60 ACL guarantee in a medical treatment context.
Holding Redlich
The Federal Court has penalised two related companies for scamming Australian consumers and small business owners.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter has links to recent media releases and cases relating competition and consumer law. .
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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
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Companies should review business-to-business standard form contracts for compliance with unfair contract terms changes.
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Using credit repair and debt management firms may mean consumers pay high fees and not get the solution they're seeking.
Jones Day
Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Unfair Contract Regime may become useful for people to avoid certain clauses in a lease because they are unfair.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
Marque Lawyers
Meriton has been hit with a $3M penalty for false representations based on conduct with its TripAdvisor reviews.
Marque Lawyers
This article includes summaries of recent cases involving the ACCC, cartels and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Holding Redlich
The newsletter includes links to media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to competition and consumer law.
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