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New directions in Australian antitrust enforcement in digital markets
The Digital Platforms Inquiry's final report foreshadows a sustained escalation in ACCC's scrutiny of digital platforms.
Australia
4 Oct 2019
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Informed choice: significant data privacy reforms on the horizon for Australia
The ACCC could pursue enforcement action under competition or consumer protection laws to address data privacy issues.
Australia
3 Oct 2019
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ACCC pushes for general safety provision in ACL by end of 2019
A general safety provision would impose an obligation on suppliers to not supply unsafe products to Australian consumers.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
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New laws to affect businesses that issue gift cards
Discussion about new law that all gift cards must have a minimum three year expiry period - up to $30,000 for non-compliance.
Australia
18 Sep 2019
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Australia builds its open data economy: Consumer Data Right (CDR) passes parliament
All businesses that collect and handle consumer data should now familiarise themselves with the key aspects of the CDR.
Australia
15 Aug 2019
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Media and advertising markets. Smoke but no fire? Competition enforcement after the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry
Article discusses the scope of the competition assessments in the ACCC's Final Report, the gaps & how they will be filled.
Australia
6 Aug 2019
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A blueprint for re-regulating the tech sector: ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report released
Article discusses ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report and comments on where to from here.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
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The ever-wider reach of competition and consumer laws
Existing laws are being applied by enforcement agencies, like the ACCC, to a broader range of conduct than ever before.
Australia
20 May 2019
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US courts link glyphosate use with non-Hodgkins lymphoma: what are the implications for Australia?
Implications for Australia of the recent US case involving risks associated with use of glyphosate.
Australia
8 May 2019
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Back to the future: ACCC releases its Preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry Report
The broad scope of the Inquiry terms of reference ensured that it had implications beyond competition and consumer laws.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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A new era in Consumer Law penalties? Federal Court orders record amounts against director and corporation
The decision imposed the largest penalty orders against an individual and against a corporation, for breaches of the ACL.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
12
Marketing lessons learned from the ACCC and ASIC
When representing products and services via promotions or offers to consumers, businesses should avoid certain issues.
Australia
12 Nov 2018
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The new Consumer Data Right (CDR) - Issues and opportunities
The proposed legislation has been released for public comment, and may be altered depending on submissions received.
Australia
10 Sep 2018
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ACCC gets a bigger stick: Maximum penalty for breaching the Australian Consumer Law substantially increases
These increases align the maximum penalties under the ACL with the maximum penalties under CCA competition provisions.
Australia
8 Sep 2018
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Exclusive jurisdiction clause trumped by claims under the Australian Consumer Law
McNabb was ordered not to interfere with the HIC claims, pending determination of HIC's application before the court.
Australia
10 Aug 2018
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Supreme Court shuts the door on excluding liability for misleading or deceptive conduct claims
Liability for misleading or deceptive conduct claims pursuant to section 18 of the ACL cannot be excluded by contract.
Australia
17 Jul 2018
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By Forge! The conduct of management in cash flow crisis not misleading.
3 former executives were held not to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct when trying to address a cash flow crisis.
Australia
29 May 2018
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What trends are emerging from unfair contract term actions brought by the ACCC?
Four common types of contract term have been the subject of successful challenges by the ACCC across multiple decisions.
Australia
23 Mar 2018
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Payslip not enough on its own: Reasonable steps in income verification for consumer credit contracts
This case concerned contraventions of consumer credit legislation as a result of verifying income on payslips alone.
Australia
10 Mar 2018
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Australian Consumer Law: what you need to know about the proposed changes
Various changes to ACL are proposed including to significantly increase the maximum penalties to align them with the CCA.
Australia
27 Feb 2018
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