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Is a Further ‘Deposit’ payable on Termination of a Contract for the Sale of Land an Unenforceable Penalty?

Filed under: Contracts and Agreements, Corporations Law, Consumer Law, Administrative Law, Competition and Consumer Law

Some contracts for the sale of land require payment of an additional ‘deposit’ amount, if the contract is terminated.

Federal Court On Blog Articles And The Australian Consumer Law

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

In Nextra Australia Pty Limited v Fletcher [2014] FCA 399 Collier J examined whether an online blog article was misleading and deceptive contrary to s...

5 Tips On Termination Of Contract

Filed under: Contracts and Agreements, Contract Law

Terminating a contract is fraught with risk. Get it wrong and you may find that you’ve unlawfully terminated the contract yourself.


What are the criminal liabilities for multiple pricing offences?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

Section 165 of the Australian Consumer Law sets out multiple pricing offences that are the same as the civil pecuniary penalties. Additionally, a body...

Are casual employees protected by unfair dismissal laws?

Date: 01 Jul 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Franchises

The decision in Ponce v DJT Staff Management Services Pty Ltd t/as Daly’s Traffic[2010] FWA 2078 in some ways paved the way for casual employees...

When is an individual considered to be in contravention of the bait advertising provisions?

Date: 01 Jun 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

For a person to be found liable of contravening the s 35(1) of the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) provisions of bait advertising, is dependent...

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Full Federal Court dismisses ACCC's appeal in Australian Egg Corporation case

Date: 26 Sep 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Competition & Trade Regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that the Full Federal Court has dismissed the ACCC's appeal in its matter against the...

ASIC facilitates crowd-sourced funding by public companies

Date: 25 Sep 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released guidance for public companies and crowd-funding platform operators to support...

ACCC appeals Medibank decision

Date: 22 Sep 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has lodged a Notice of Appeal from the Federal Court's decision on 30 August 2017 dismissing...


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