Tag: consumer law

Business

How new consumer rights will affect Australian retailers

This year, US-based gaming company Valve Corporation was famously ordered to pay $3million AUD for failing to comply with Australian Consumer Laws. The firm unsuccessfully appealed the ‘misleading and deceptive conduct’ outcome with the Full Federal Court; and its application for special leave to appeal to the High Court was later denied. With upcoming changes…

4 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

How well is the ACL serving Australian consumers?

In March 2016, Consumer Affairs Ministers throughout Australia and New Zealand began a twelve-month review of the Australian Consumer Law – in a bid to better protect Australian consumers. The review sought to future-proof the law against new and emerging issues and in doing so identified a set of reforms to improve the operation of…

18 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic