Consumer Protection / Unconscionable Conduct

High Court rules in Kakavas case

The High Court has today handed down its decision in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Limited. The Court considered the application of the equitable doctrine of unconscionable conduct. This case arose after Kakavas suffered gambling losses of almost $1.5 billion at Crown over a period of approximately 14 months. Kakavas alleged he suffered from a special … Continue reading

Consumer Protection / Unfair Terms

New articles on Australian Consumer Law

Following the release of the second bill to implement an Australian Consumer Law, the QUT Law and Justice Journal has released its latest issue dedicated to consumer law reforms.  Articles include: Luke Nottage, Consumer law reform in Australia: Contemporary and Comparative Constructive Criticism Stephen Corones, Consumer Guarantees in Australia: Putting an End to the Blame … Continue reading

Consumer Protection / Reports and Inquiries / Unconscionable Conduct / Unfair Terms

Senate Inquiry into Australian Consumer Law Part 2

On 18 March 2010 the Senate referred the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010 for inquiry and report. This bill is the second stage in the introduction of a single national consumer law and includes  misleading or unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts and practices, consumer guarantees, unsolicited selling, information standards and product … Continue reading