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Australia: Australian Franchising Code changes from 1 July

Australia - June 3 2021 It has been over 3 years since the latest in a long line of Australian Federal Government inquiries into franchising commenced. This week the…

Jonathan L. Flintoft

Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam

Australia, Canada, Global, USA - September 28 2012 Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam.

Patrick Fair, James Halliday, Anne L. Petterd

NSW Fair Trading enforcement

Australia - December 20 2020 The NSW Fair Trading enforcement grace period for new disclosure obligations added to the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) expires on 31 December 2020…

Lynsey Edgar, Georgina Foster, Helen Joyce, Anne L. Petterd

Telco industry supports “follow-the-money” strategy to combat online copyright infringement

Australia - October 8 2014 The telecommunications industry has sought formal regulatory approval to launch a "Follow-the-Money" strategy that will act to reduce the economic…

Patrick Fair, James Halliday, Anne L. Petterd

Unfair terms laws to protect small business pass Parliament

Australia - October 26 2015 On 20 October 2015, the unfair terms laws to protect small business were passed by both Houses of Parliament. As reported previously, the Treasury…

Jonathan L. Flintoft, Georgina Foster, Anne L. Petterd