The Australian Consumer Law, 2nd Edition


The Australian Consumer Law

Nov 2012
ProView eBook
(approx. USD660.51)

The purpose of this book is to summarise and explain the substantive rights of consumers, and the obligations of businesses under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Since the first edition there have been two significant legislative developments at the 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  • The Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) has been replaced by the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic), which applies the ACL as a law of the State of Victoria.

Case law added in this edition includes the important new High Court decision in Forrest v Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

New cases of the Full Federal Court of Australia and State appellate courts include: Granitigard Pty Ltd v Termicide Pest Control Pty Ltd; ACCC 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 & Dohme (Aust) Pty Ltd v Peterson; Khoury v Sidhu; and Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (In liq).

The following significant first instance decisions of the Federal Court of Australia have also been included: 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; ACCC v MSY Technology Pty Ltd (No 2); Keays v J P Morgan Administrative Services Australia Limited.