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  1. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A warning for sellers of goods to Australian consumers

    Following the over $4.6 million penalty ordered against Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd (Thermomix), sellers of consumer goods are reminded of their obligations to report serious injuries caused by the use or foreseeable ...

  2. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A challenging time for employers in the Australian retail market?

    The last 24 months have been a challenging period for retail in Australia. While the challenges faced by the retail sector are not specific to Australia, given the size of the Australian market, the impact is great.

  3. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    The ACCC releases its 2021 enforcement and compliance priorities

    On 23 February 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its enforcement and compliance priorities for the year ahead. The Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, also made his first public ...

  4. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    auDA introduces stricter licensing rules for .au domain names

    The Australian administrator for the .au country code top level domain, .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), has introduced the .au Domain Administration Rules: Licensing (Rules). The Rules consolidate and update ...

  5. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Marketing fund disclosure: landmark judgment confirms that franchisors must take ultimate responsibility for compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct

    In a judgment that bolsters recent announcements by the ACCC pressing franchisors to comply with their obligations, the Full Federal Court has confirmed a January 2019 Federal Court finding that a franchisor contravened ...

  6. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    The ACCC Franchising Taskforce cracks down on Franchise Code non-compliance

    The ACCC and its Franchising Taskforce continue to pursue adherence to the Competition and Consumer Act in the Australian franchise sector.

  7. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  8. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    Changes to the Franchising Code for new vehicle dealership franchises in Australia

    Further to our earlier article here on the draft proposed regulations, on 1 June 2020, amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code) came into effect.

  9. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Australia: The hotel sector’s response to COVID-19

    There are few sectors more impacted by COVID-19 as the hotel sector. Border closures (both international and interstate) as well as movement and gathering restrictions within each of the Australian States, have had a ...

  10. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    Beware of consumer rights: $75,000 penalty imposed on Jayco for misleading a consumer about consumer guarantees

    On 3 May 2021, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $75,000 on Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd (Jayco) in respect of a contravention of section 29(1)(m) of Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the ...