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Australian consumer law : commentary and materials

Author: Philip H Clarke; Sharon Erbacher; S G Corones
Publisher: Pyrmont, NSW : Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited, 2018. ©2018
Series: LBC casebooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"Australian Consumer Law: Commentary and Materials contains up-to-date material on the Australian Consumer Law which came into operation on 1 January 2011, replacing 17 different pieces of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relating to consumer protection. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for the following developments: Significant new cases and reference to the recommendations in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip H Clarke; Sharon Erbacher; S G Corones
ISBN: 9780455240992 045524099X
OCLC Number: 1048456759
Notes: Previous edition: published 2015 as by Stephen G Corones, Philip H Clarke.
"Lawbook Co. 2018"--title page.
Description: lxix, 1179 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Scope and policy objectives --
Key concepts --
The prohibition on misleading or deceptive conduct --
Conduct which may be misleading or deceptive --
Advertising --
Specific prohibitions on false or misleading representations --
Unconscionable conduct --
Unfair contract terms --
Unfair practices --
Scams --
The consumer guarantees regime --
Consumer guarantees for goods --
Consumer guarantees for services --
Remedies for consumer guarantees --
Consumer agreements and miscellaneous --
Financial services and financial products --
Electronic commerce --
Product safety --
Liability of manufacturers for goods with safety defects --
Organisational, accessorial and employee liability --
Enforcement --
Private remedies.
Series Title: LBC casebooks.
Responsibility: Philip H. Clarke, Sharon Erbacher.

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"Australian Consumer Law: Commentary and Materials contains up-to-date material on the Australian Consumer Law which came into operation on 1 January 2011, replacing 17 different pieces of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relating to consumer protection. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for the following developments: Significant new cases and reference to the recommendations in the Productivity's 2017 report, Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration; An outline of the key recommendations in the Final Report of the of the ACL Review, noting the August 2017 Ministerial responses to these recommendations; Reference to the amendments to the ACL, designed to give effect to the recommendations of the ACL Review accepted by Commonweath, State and Territory Ministers for Consumer Affairs in August 2017, contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018; The amendments to the 'cooling off' provisions in the ACL's treatment of unsolicited consumer agreements brought about by the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Act 2017; Reference to the proposed amendments to the ACL's penalty regime and its provisions relating to free range eggs (including the introduction of a safe harbour defence), contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No 3) Bill 2018; Incorporation of the amendments to the safe harbour defences, as enacted in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Act 2017. Reference to the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016. New features include: A new chapter on scams to reflect the ACCC's recent focus on this area of consumer exploitation; Flow charts to assist readers to navigate through complex aspects of the ACL; Brief commentary on the place of the ACL in the panoply of statutory provisions and regulatory and complaint handling bodies designed to protect or assist consumers"--Publisher website.

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