Consumer Protection Law in Australia, 3rd edition

An accessible guide to the Australian consumer law regime

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409343847
Release Date: June 30, 2019
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409343854
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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, fostering a sound understanding of the legislative landscape in force since the introduction of the single regulatory scheme. The author explains the mechanism under which the federal and state and territory laws operate and provides a ’road map’ to all aspects of the consumer regime, including regulation and public and private enforcement. Key areas such as consumer guarantees, unfair contract provisions and product liability are comprehensively discussed. The book is an invaluable guide for legal practitioners, academics and students.

The third edition is fully revised to include many recent developments, including:

  • Significant amendments following the 2015 Review of the Australian Consumer Law introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Act 2018 (Cth) and the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 No 3) Act 2018 (Cth);
  • Amendments to the Industry Codes of Conduct provisions introduced by the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code Penalties) Act 2014 (Cth);
  • Decisions of the High Court in Thorne v Kennedy (2017) 350 ALR 1 concerning unconscionable conduct in equity and of the Full Federal Court in Paciocco v Australian & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (2015) 236 FCR 199 and Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Kojic (2016) 341 ALR 572 on the methodology for evaluating unconscionable conduct under ACL s 21;
  • Amendments to the Unfair Contract Terms Regime introduced by the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) and important decisions in ACCC v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1224 and ACCC v Servcorp Ltd [2018] FCA 1044
  • The significant increase in penalties for contraventions of the ACL introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 No 3) Act 2018 (Cth)


  • Comprehensive discussion of fundamental principles of consumer law
  • Authoritative, experienced author
  • Fully revised and updated

Related Titles

Bruce, Australian Competition Law, 3rd ed, 2018
Coorey, Australian Consumer Law, 2015
Lockhart, The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, 5th ed, 2019
Steinwall, LexisNexis Annotated Acts: Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation, 2019


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Table of contents

Ch 1 Australia’s National Consumer Protection Regime

Ch 2 Application of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and Australian Consumer Law

Ch 3 Introduction to Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Ch 4 Factual Categories of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Ch 5 Unconscionable Conduct — Unwritten Law

Ch 6 Statutory Unconscionable Conduct

Ch 7 Unfair Contract Terms Regime

Ch 8 False or Misleading Representations

Ch 9 Particular Forms of Unfair Practices

Ch 10 Consumer Guarantees Regime

Ch 11 Unsolicited Consumer Agreements

Ch 12 Liability of Manufacturers of Goods with Safety Defects

Ch 13 Product Safety and Information Standards

Ch 14 Industry Codes of Conduct

Ch 15 Public Enforcement — ACCC Investigation Powersv

Ch 16 Public Enforcement — ACCC Criminal Proceedings

Ch 17 Public Enforcement — ACCC Civil Orders and Remedies

Ch 18 Private Enforcement — Orders and Remedies