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The Australian Consumer Law: 2nd Edition
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The Australian Consumer Law: 2nd Edition

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Published 12 Nov 2012 (Thomson Reuters)
ISBN: 9780455230856.
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By Stephen Corones

The purpose of this book is to summarise and explain the substantive rights of consumers and obligations of businesses under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Since the first edition there have been two significant legislative developments at a Federal and State level, which have been incorporated into this edition:

  • The Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (Cth), which amends the provisions of the ACL relating to unconscionable conduct, took effect from 1 January 2012.
  • The Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) has been replaced by the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic), which applies the ACL as a law of the State of Victoria.

New cases decided by the Full Federal Court of Australia and State appellate courts included in this edition:

Granitigard Pty Ltd v Termicide Pest Control Pty LtdACCC v Google Inc; Body Bronze International Pty Ltd v Fehcorp Pty Ltd; Kooee Communications Pty Ltd v Primus Telecommunications Pty Ltd; Singtel Optus Pty Ltd v ACCC; Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd; Tonto Home Loans Australia Pty Ltd v Tavares; Haros v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd; Merck Sharpe & Dhome (Aust) Pty Ltd v Peterson; Khoury v Sidhu; and Perpetual Trustee Company Limited v Milanex Pty Ltd (In liquidation).

Also included in this edition are the following significant first instance decisions of the Federal Court of Australia:

Bennett v Elysium Noosa Pty Ltd (in liq); ACCC v Allergy Pathway Pty Ltd (No 2); PSAL Limited v Kellas- Sharpe; ACCC v Harvey Norman Holdings Limited; Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v MSY Technology Pty Ltd (No 2);Keays v J P Morgan Administrative Services Australia Limited.

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