Consumer Protection Law in Australia provides a clear and detailed explanation of the application and effect of consumer protection and product liability law in Australia.
The second edition is fully revised and details developments affecting the operation of the Australian Consumer Law since its introduction in January 2011, providing readers with a sound understanding of the legislative landscape in which it operates.
It includes an analysis of the recent amendments to the unconscionable conduct provisions introduced by the Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (Cth). The regime is positioned within the existing judicial framework and the commentary includes analysis of recent case law decided under the scheme since its commencement, including the High Court decision in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd  HCA 25.
Consumer Protection Law in Australia is an invaluable guide for legal practitioners, academics and students.
- Explains the mechanism under which the federal and state and territory laws operate
- Operates as a "road-map" to all aspects of the consumer regime, including regulation and public and private enforcement
- Includes explanatory tables to assist with navigation of legislation
- Comprehensively discusses key areas such as consumer guarantees, unfair contract provisions and product liability
- Provides a detialed table comparing provisions of the Trade Practices Act and the Australian Consumer Law
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Carter, Contract and the Australian Consumer Law: A Guide, 2011
Lockhart, The Law of Misleading or Deceptive conduct, 3rd ed, 2011
Steinwall, LexisNexis Annotated Acts: Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation, 2013
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Australia's National Consumer Protection Regime
Chapter 2: Application of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law
Chapter 3: Introduction to Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
Chapter 4: Factual Categories of Misleading or Deceptive conduct
Chapter 5: Unconscionable Conduct - Unwritten Law
Chapter 6: Statutory Unconscionable Conduct
Chapter 7: The Unfair Contract Terms Regime
Chapter 8: False or Misleading Representations
Chapter 9: Particular Forms of Unfair Practices
Chapter 10: The Consumer Guarantees Regime
Chapter 11: Unsolicited Consumer Agreements
Chapter 12: Liability of Manufacturers of Goods with Safety Defects
Chapter 13: Product Safety Standards
Chapter 14: Industry codes of Conduct
Chapter 15: Public Enforcement - ACCC Investigation Powers
Chapter 16: Public Enforcement - ACCC Criminal Proceedings
Chapter 17: Public Enforcement - ACCC Civil Orders and Remedies
Chapter 18: Private Enforcement - Orders and Remedies