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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

Consumer Protection / Unfair Terms

Australian Consumer Law – and farewell TPA

The Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009 passed through Parliament on Wednesday 17 March and is awaiting Royal Assent.  On the same day the phase 2 of the Australian Consumer Law amendments (Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) (No 2) Bill 2009) was introduced into the House of Representatives. Nestled in the monster … Continue reading

Franchising / Reports and Inquiries / Unconscionable Conduct

Expert panel on franchising and unconscionable conduct appointed

The Government has appointed an expert panel on franchising and unconscionable conduct.  Dr Craig Emerson MP today announced the establishment of the expert panel.  The expert panel comprises Professor Bryan Horrigan, Mr David Lieberman and Mr Ray Steinwall. ‘The panel will provide advice to the Government on some outstanding issues raised in recent parliamentary inquiries … Continue reading