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Australia - Unfair contract terms laws extended to small business contracts
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 4 2016

On 12 November 2016, the unfair contract terms laws began applying to small business contracts. A court may now declare void 'unfair' terms in


Australian Privacy Principles: Key Messages from the Ashley Madison Investigation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, Australia
  • August 29 2016

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has released a joint report with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the data breach in July and August


Australia - When the consumer watchdog bites: The Community Network ordered to pay penalties of $230,000 for unconscionable, misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • August 16 2016

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Multimedia International Services Pty Ltd, trading as The Community Network (TCN), to pay penalties


The long arm of the Australian Consumer Law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • April 25 2016

The Australian Federal Court has clarified when a foreign corporation supplying goods to Australian consumers will be subject to the Australian


Review of Australian Consumer Law Begins
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • April 25 2016

The first review of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) since its commencement on 1 January 2011 has officially begun, with Consumer Affairs Australia


Australia - Telco to compensate customers after regulator investigation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 29 2016

Telecommunications company Exetel has agreed to amend its standard form agreement and compensate consumers following an ACCC investigation into its


Australia is a step closer to mandatory data breach notification legislation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

Australia is getting closer to joining the growing list of countries with a mandatory data breach notification scheme. We are currently witnessing a


Australian Consumer Law set for review
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

The Australian Government is planning a review of the Australian Consumer Law ("ACL") in 2016. The review was planned as an implementation review as


Australia - ACCC report on the "sharing economy"
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • October 27 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a report commissioned through Deloitte Access Economics, "The sharing economy and the


Australia - Small Business Minister announces comprehensive review into the Australian Consumer Law - 10 July 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

On 10 July 2015, the Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson, announced that State and Territory Ministers for Consumer Affairs have agreed the terms