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    Thumbs up Consumers LCMD thread

    Feel free to post up any legislation, cases, media reports and documents relating to consumers
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    Important Statutes:

    Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)

    Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW)

    Contract Review Act 1980 (NSW)

    Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 (NSW)
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    One of the most important: Sale of Goods Act 1923 (NSW)

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    Motor Dealers Act 1974 (NSW)
    Motor Vehicles repair Act 1980 (NSW)
    Motor Trade Legislation Amendment Act 2001 (NSW)
    Travel Agents Act 1986 (NSW)

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    Anyone know of any recent media cases regarding consumer issues or changes related to them? Or even a site where I can find some would be awesome.

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    Legislations:
    Consumer Protection Act 1969 (NSW)
    Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
    Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (NSW)
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)
    Credit Act 1984 (NSW)
    Consumer Credit Administration Act 1995 (NSW)

    Recent Cases:
    ACCC v Target Australia Pty Ltd (2001)--> relates to consumer redress
    Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd v Amadio (1983) --> uses unconscionability
    Gardam v George Wills & Co. Ltd (1987)--> example of false representation through mislabelling of clothing that claims to be "styled to reduce fire danger"
    Trade Practices Commission v Parker (1990) --> example of "pyramid selling"
    Taco Co. of Australia Inc. v Taco Bell Pty Ltd (1982) --> example of misleading and deceptive conduct
    Carnie v Esanda Finance Co Ltd (1995)

    Documents:
    UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 1985 (UN)
    Advertiser Code of Ethics, Australian Association of National Advertisers, 1997
    Commercial Television Code of Practice, Federation of Australian Commercial Television Stations, 1999
    Direct Marketing Code of Practice, Australian Direct Marketing Association 1999
    Internet Industry Code of Practice, Internet Industry Association, 2000
    National Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information, Privacy Commissioner, 1998
    Standard A18, Australian Food Standards Code, ANZFA 1999

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    50 % assessment is due on the 24th... Samie is so sad... ... not nice... i mean seriously why do we need to do 50% ones!... ... crying... i h8 skool... i mean i lyk legal... its just not fair...
    ...shame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samie_Loo
    50 % assessment is due on the 24th... Samie is so sad... ... not nice... i mean seriously why do we need to do 50% ones!... ... crying... i h8 skool... i mean i lyk legal... its just not fair...
    ...23rd...

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    are u being serious?? u go to st marys?? omg... that means i have 2 things due that day,... that not fair...
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    PD/H/PE as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Without Wings
    keep the convo on track please
    Will do...

    Does anyone have any common law decisions for each of the 4 concerns, i.e. marketing and advertising; licensing; contracts; and credit??

    I have plenty of case law, but no actual common law decision which set precedents!

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    Anyone?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hYperTrOphY
    Will do...

    Does anyone have any common law decisions for each of the 4 concerns, i.e. marketing and advertising; licensing; contracts; and credit??

    I have plenty of case law, but no actual common law decision which set precedents!

    Most of the concerns are addressed in statute. Contract is the common law foundation of consumer law and negligence can also provide a remedy.

    In terms of adversitsing: cases like Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Booths Cash Chemists which distinguish an offer from an invitation to treat. You could also use cases such as Carllil v Carbollic.

    Licensing has is controlled under licensing stautes, as is credit however the nature of the contract is subject to common law at times.
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    Thanks Jonathan. Do you know where I can find out about those cases?

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    any1 have any recent articles relating to consumer contracts...i realli need one plz help this desperate child :P

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    do any of you know if there are any cases relating to the deceptive/unconscionable conduct of software agreements or similar cases?



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    Case Study: Amadio case-issue-unconscionable conduct by a bank on a mortgage
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    Thumbs up Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    It's been like 5 months since this thread was active! lol... thought id refresh it...

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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    I'm suprised Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) hasn't been mentioned.
    Thats a really important one!
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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by goan_crazy
    I'm suprised Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) hasn't been mentioned.
    Thats a really important one!
    Omg I was thinking that EXACT same thing! lol but yeah that is a really important case
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    Red face Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    hey does anyone have an essay on consumers.. like anything... im desperate.. i have no work on consumers because ive been off school for a little while big problems being sick and then major problems with my major works that got ruined and had to be restarted... im looking for anything that anyone can help me with..
    the essay question is
    evaluate the way in which the legal system protects consumer. identify and outline the effectiveness of the law in relation to consumer redress when purchasing a faulty item...
    any structure.. point form on what to write, an essay to look over.. anything would be great.. my email is
    barbie_4_ken69@msn.com
    excuse the name its one old email address
    thank you so much to all.. anything will be fantastic

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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    Hi!

    does anyone have any fairly recent media cases/articles regarding consumer issues/reform??

    I know the current trend is geared towards consumer self-help and knowledge, with stricter controls on corporations, but have there been any recent changes to legislation/court precedents (in Aus obviously) that have been examples of reform?

    or even is there any media articles/ public forum where such legislation & reform are discussed? I mean pro/con wise. some kind of newspaper archive site?? I've been to the ACCC site as well as LIAC but what i'd like is people discussing the issues of consumer reform and i haven't had much luck searching for articles like this

    any help would be really appreciated

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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    IMPORTANT:
    A lot of the acts and statutes mentioned in this thread have been absorbed into the Australian Consumer Law.
    Just a note.

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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    Any new cases/legislation/media reports??
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    Re: Consumers LCMD thread

    Not the Trade Practices Act 1974 (cth) anymore.

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