Articles matching Competition & Trade Regulation


Federal Court sounds warning for door-to-door sales people

Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation

Last week, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia allowed an appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against a trial...

Your Rights - Door-to-Door Selling

Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation

Did you know that Australian Consumer Law imposes the following requirements on door-to-door sales people...

ACCC report identifies widespread use of unfair terms in standard form contracts

Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation

A report recently issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about the way in which standard form consumer contracts...

Social Media Enthusiasts Beware

Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Surveillance, Freedom of Information

While some people seem to have a relaxed attitude to material which is posted on the internet and social media sites, that is far from the legal position....

National Business Names Changes

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Corporations Law, Commercial Litigation, Franchises

From 28 May 2012, businesses will no longer need to undertake the task of registering a business name in a number of States/ Territories. Under the new...

What are some of the dispute resolution options when a person has an issue with a bank?

Filed under: Banking & Finance, Competition & Trade Regulation, Contract Drafting & Disputes, Corporations Law

Australians use a large number of financial services from banks and therefore it’s essential that robust consumer laws exist to protect people from conduct...

Are concepts such as default and termination fees in a consumer contract considered unfair?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Contract Drafting & Disputes

Many of us will be part of some sort of consumer contract on an almost daily basis and for the most part, we wouldn’t give too much of a thought in regards...

A general introduction to misleading or deceptive conduct laws in advertising

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Trade & Customs, Product Safety

One of the primary means in which suppliers and manufacturers promote their wares is through advertising, and in some instances, the representations being...

Consumer law: Goods purchased that are suffering from a major failure

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Product Safety

We’re at that time of the year where people will be giving, as well as receiving gifts and while some people may be secretly dissatisfied with their gifts...

Consumer law: Testimonials regarding a good or service which is false or misleading

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Competition & Trade Regulation

Outside of completely locking yourself out into the woods and having no electricity or human contact, exposure to advertising in some form is an inevitably....

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