Consumer Protection Law in Australia, 4th edition
An accessible guide to Australian consumer law.
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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 fourth edition is fully revised to include many recent developments, including:
• ACCC v HealthEngine Pty Ltd  FCA 1203; ACCC v Google LLC (No 2)  FCA 367: misleading or deceptive conduct re privacy and use of consumers’ on-line personal information
• Stubbings v Jams 2 Pty Ltd  HCA 6: unconscionable conduct in equity
• ACCC v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd  FCAFC 40; Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd v Lake Vermont Resources Pty Ltd  QCA 187; Pitt v Commissioner for Consumer Affairs  SASCA 24: decisions on statutory unconscionability under ACL s 21
• Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Productivity Partners Pty Ltd (trading as Captain Cook College) (No 3)  FCA 737: clarification of nature and extent of ancillary liability for ACL breaches
• significant changes to the unfair contract terms regime anticipated by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Tax Integrity and Supporting Business Investment) Bill 2022 (Cth).
• Comprehensive discussion of fundamental principles of consumer law
• Authoritative, experienced author
• Fully revised and updated
• Bruce, Australian Competition Law, 4th ed, 2021
• Lockhart, The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, 5th ed, 2019
• Steinwall, LexisNexis Annotated Acts: Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation 2022 edition
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 Powers
- Ch 16 Public Enforcement — ACCC Criminal Proceedings
- Ch 17 Public Enforcement — ACCC Civil Orders and Remedies
- Ch 18 Private Enforcement — Orders and Remedies