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Consumer Protection Law in Australia 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9780409343847
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409334005
Published: August 2019
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £78.00



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Consumer Protection Law in Australia provides a clear and detailed explanation of the application and effect of consumer protection and product liability law in Australia, fostering a sound understanding of the legislative landscape in force since the introduction of the single regulatory scheme. The author explains the mechanism under which the federal and state and territory laws operate and provides a ’road map’ to all aspects of the consumer regime, including regulation and public and private enforcement. Key areas such as consumer guarantees, unfair contract provisions and product liability are comprehensively discussed. The book is an invaluable guide for legal practitioners, academics and students.

The third edition is fully revised to include many recent developments, including:

  • Significant amendments following the 2015 Review of the Australian Consumer Law introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Act 2018 (Cth) and the Treasury Laws Amendment (No 3) Act 2018 (Cth);
  • Amendments to the Industry Codes of Conduct provisions introduced by the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code Penalties) Act 2014 (Cth);
  • Decisions of the High Court in Thorne v Kennedy (2017) 350 ALR 1 concerning unconscionable conduct in equity and ASIC v Kobelt [2019] HCA 18 on statutory unconscionability and of the Full Federal Court in Paciocco v Australian & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (2015) 236 FCR 199 and Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Kojic (2016) 341 ALR 572 on the methodology for evaluating unconscionable conduct under ACL s 21;
  • Amendments to the Unfair Contract Terms Regime introduced by the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) and important decisions in ACCC v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1224 and ACCC v Servcorp Ltd [2018] FCA 1044
  • The significant increase in penalties for contraventions of the ACL introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (No 3) Act 2018 (Cth)
Features
  • Comprehensive discussion of fundamental principles of consumer law
  • Authoritative, experienced author
  • Fully revised and updated

Subjects:
Consumer Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
1. Australia’s National Consumer Protection Regime
2. Application of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and Australian Consumer Law
3. Introduction to Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
4. Factual Categories of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct
5. Unconscionable Conduct — Unwritten Law
6. Statutory Unconscionable Conduct
7. Unfair Contract Terms Regime
8. False or Misleading Representations
9. Particular Forms of Unfair Practices
10. Consumer Guarantees Regime
11. Unsolicited Consumer Agreements
12. Liability of Manufacturers of Goods with Safety Defects
13. Product Safety and Information Standards
14. Industry Codes of Conduct
15. Public Enforcement — ACCC Investigation Powers
16. Public Enforcement — ACCC Criminal Proceedings
17. Public Enforcement — ACCC Civil Orders and Remedies
18. Private Enforcement — Orders and Remedies