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2018 - Franchising - The year in review
2018 has been a tumultuous year for the sector and proposed legislative changes will also impact many franchise systems.
Australia
27 Dec 2018
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No use crying over spilt (plant-based-dairy-free-alternatives-to) milk?
Should these alternative products be called "milk"? We considered the question recently in the USA, Europe and Australia.
Australia
27 Sep 2018
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Recent Victorian Supreme Court case casts doubt on enforceability of contract provisions seeking to impose a time limit on statutory claims
This was contrary to certain decisions in NSW, where limits on statutory remedies under the ACL were held enforceable.
Australia
7 Jun 2018
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Stay safe on social media – New ACCC guidelines
Businesses have the same consumer protection responsibilities on social media as they do in other marketing channels.
Australia
1 Aug 2017
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Would you like insurance with that? ASIC dishes up advice on add-on insurance
Following a review of add-on general insurance products sold through car dealers, ASIC identified a number of concerns.
Australia
24 Apr 2017
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Food safety - Australia – States and territories agree to country of origin food labelling reforms
Food offered for retail sale will be required to be labelled more clearly to inform consumers of the product's origins.
Australia
 
27 Jul 2016
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Times, They Are A-Changin' - New country of origin food labelling system effective 1 July 2016
From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labelling requirements will become a reality in Australia.
Australia
15 May 2016
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UK opt-out collective actions – US class action lite, but still set to make an impact
This reforms and consolidates consumer protection laws and provides a mechanism for a form of "class action" in the UK.
UK
7 Oct 2015
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Extending unfair contract term protections to small businesses: what, how and why
The paper proposes to extend the protection of small businesses from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts.
Australia
5 Aug 2014
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Case law: The unsuccessful pursuit of the definition of ‘all natural’
A California judge recently dismissed a class-action suit attacking the 'all natural' labeling of Buitoni pasta.
Australia
 
25 Feb 2014
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Case law: Interpreting ‘health claims’ and ‘reduction of disease risk claims’ at the ECJ
The definitions of 'health claim' and 'reduction of disease risk claim' should be interpreted broadly.
Australia
24 Feb 2014
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Cultivate - Legal update - food packaging
If the government implements a star rating system or something similar, it will be a significant win for consumer groups.
Australia
5 Dec 2013
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Snapshot of Victorian Domestic Building Consumer Protection Reform Strategy
The Reforms will improve the consumer protection framework and provide incentives for the early settlement of disputes.
Australia
3 Oct 2013
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Landmark case finds financial institution, reseller and ratings agency liable
In a landmark case, the Federal Court found a ratings agency liable to investors for its rating of a financial product.
Australia
14 Nov 2012
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What do fridges, bakeries and cemeteries have in common? The 'carbon cops' know the answer
The ACCC has been monitoring the way in which businesses attribute price increases to the carbon price.
Australia
13 Jul 2012
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Google Adwords Appeal
Google was found liable for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct under s52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974.
Australia
7 Apr 2012
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The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) - unique issues for motor vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and repairers
Regulation 91 of the Competition and Consumer Regulations impose specific obligations on repairers of consumer goods.
Australia
23 Sep 2011
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Carbon - a price or a tax
Businesses want to ensure that the costs of the carbon tax can be passed on to consumers.
Australia
27 Jul 2011
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Insurers And The Consumer Protection Act
The Short-term Insurance Act is exempt from the provisions of the CPA for a period of 18 months until 1 October 2012. Those insurance sector lows must be aligned with the consumer protection measures in the CPA or the provisions of the CPA will apply to insurers.
South Africa
11 Jul 2011
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National Consumer Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Bill 2011 passed by Parliament
Bill amends the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (NCCP Act) making changes that will affect all lenders who provide standard home loans and credit card contracts.
Australia
11 Jul 2011
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