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Unfair Contract Terms Laws – Soon to Apply to Small Businesses

On 28 April 2015, the Federal Government released for consultation, draft legislation to extend protection against unfair contract terms to small businesses. When releasing the exposure draft, the Government stated its...more

Australia's Federal Court Mandates Greater Care When Offering Discounts on Energy Usage Charges

The Federal Court of Australia has found that AGL South Australia Pty Ltd (AGL) made false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, concerning the level of discount that residential...more

Last Call for Liner Exemptions in Australia?

The Competition Policy Review Panel (the Panel) has recommended the repeal of the current statutory exemptions for the liner shipping industry, potentially exposing conference agreements to the full rigour of Australia's...more

9/29/2014  /  Australia , Shipping

Carbon Tax Repeal Places Spotlight on Price Reductions

After months of delay, the Australian Government has passed legislation to repeal Australia's carbon tax and introduce new sanctions against energy and gas refrigerant entities that do not pass on cost savings arising from...more

Opportunity for Exporters to Improve the Competitive Framework in Australia

The Competition Policy Review Panel (Review Panel) has released its much anticipated Issues Paper on the 'root and branch' review of Australian competition laws and policy. It is a wide ranging review which is intended...more

5/2/2014  /  Australia , Competition

Your Opportunity to Improve the Competitive Framework of Your Industry

Have Your Say on the Issues Paper on Australia's Competition Policy Review before 10 June 2014 - The Competition Policy Review Panel (Review Panel) has released its much anticipated Issues Paper on the 'root and...more

Franchising Update - February 2014

To begin 2014, we remind franchisors of the Government's response to the changes to the Franchising Code recommended last year. On 6 January 2014, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson advised that the Coalition advocated...more

Federal Court Cracks Down on Fowl Play

Recent pecuniary penalties imposed by the Federal Court of Australia (Court) over misleading credence (premium attribute) claims made in the food industry serve as a timely reminder to businesses to carefully review their...more

Federal Court Clarifies Unconscionable Conduct Law

In an important decision, the Full Federal Court of Australia has held that conduct alleged to be unconscionable is to be assessed against a normative standard of conscience, permeated with accepted and acceptable community...more

Franchising Newsletter – April 2013

Overview - There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February. This edition discusses: - minimising the risks when marketing through social media - comments from...more

ACCC Publishes Guidelines on Its Use of Infringement Notices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have published much needed guidance on its use of infringement notices issued under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). This guidance is timely...more

4/24/2013  /  ACCC , Penalties

Unfair Contract Terms - ACCC Moves to Enforcement Phase

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) period of grace concerning the use of unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts is over. Following an industry review which prompted some businesses...more

Franchising Update - Febuary, 2013

This edition of our Franchising Update includes the following articles: - The recently announced review of the Franchising Code. - The Pie Face dispute – misleading information or inadequate due...more

ACCC Takes Enforcement Action Against Manufacturers of Car Parts for Alleged Cartel Conduct

The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cartel enforcement action involves the institution of civil proceedings in the Federal Court in Adelaide against Japanese company Yazaki Corporation (Yazaki) as...more

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