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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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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...
 

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Samie_Loo said:
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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Without Wings said:
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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hYperTrOphY said:
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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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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I'm suprised Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) hasn't been mentioned.
Thats a really important one!
 

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goan_crazy said:
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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