Australian Consumer Law
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding suggested priorities for the re-elected federal government. It also contains the following articles: “Remote signings under Australian law” – Bruce Whittaker; “Re-evaluating the elements of the insider trading offence: Should there be a requirement for the ‘possession’ of inside information?”– Juliette Overland and “Protecting consumers from unfair contract terms: Australian comparisons” – Paul Latimer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “Trusts, debt and powers of advancement: Fischer v Nemeske Pty Ltd” – James McComish; and New Zealand Newsletter: “The nature of reasonable credit fees” – Barry Allan.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The resolution of construction law disputes in the 21st century: A view from the other side of the bar table – John Sharkey AM; “Fair play on the building site: How extending unfair contract term protections to small businesses will impact construction projects – Alisa Taylor; and “The quantification of loss caused by disruption: How applicable is the measured mile method? – Robert J Gemmell. Also in this Part is a Report on the following case: Sugar Australia Pty Ltd v Lend Lease Services Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Developing Australia’s framework for corporate prosecutions” – Luke Hastings, Grant Marjoribanks and Jeremy Birch; “Misleading or deceptive conduct in the provision of financial services: an empirical and theoretical critique of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)” – Emily Klotz; “From the Wallis report to the Murray report: a critical analysis of the financial services regime between two financial system inquiries” – Matthew Peckham; and the following sections: Corporate Insolvency: “Receivership and restructuring: The Australian Productivity Commission’s proposed reforms to s 420A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Jennifer Dickfos and Catherine Brown.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “A fly in the ointment for the ACCC? Implications of the Cement Australia decision for the interpretation of section 46” – Caroline Coops; and “Acceptable quality v merchantable quality” – Lynsey Edgar. Also in this Part are the following sections: Enforcement and Remedies; Case Note; What if…; Comments from Commerce; Consumer Concerns; Snapshots; Economic(s) Matters; Report from New Zealand; Report from Asia; and Report from Russia.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “In competition with each other? Implications of the apparently divergent outcomes in Flight Centre and ANZ” – Andrew Christopher and Thea Fabricius; “Vertical merger analysis in the United States, Europe and Australia” – Paul McLachlan; and “Consumer guarantees – lessons to be learnt from afar” – Lynden Griggs, Aviva Freilich and Nicolas Messel. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Authorisations and Notifications; Telecommunications; Case Note; Tribunal Tableaux; Council Considerations; and Report from Europe.
The last Part for 2014 of AJCCL includes the following articles: “Establishing accessorial liability under the Australian Consumer Law” – Stephen Lumb; and “China’s MOFCOM: Gaining in confidence and transparency” – Thomas Jones, Raquel Lapresta and Jessica Qiu; and the following sections: Access to Services; Defective Goods; Restrictive Trade Practices; Unconscionable Conduct and Codes of Conduct; Case note; Snapshots; Energy Etchings; Reflections; Commission Cameos; Report from India; and Report from North America.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Has advocates’ immunity from suit survived the Australian Consumer Law?” – Richard Douglas SC and Simon Cleary; “Betfair and Sportsbet: The remains of the federal purpose of s 92 of the Australian Constitution” – Gonzalo Villalta Puig; “What is Kirby’s interpretive principle really about?” – Luke Beck; and “Bulk lodgment” and protection from later lodged caveats” – Jerome Entwisle.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains several articles on a range of interesting topics, including the effectiveness of telecommunications access regulation, regulation of anticompetitive “understandings” and price signalling in Australia, consumer guarantees and extended warranties, and the nature and extent of risks faced by the not-for-profit sector. There are also two sections notes in “Contracts and Restitution” and “Competition Law and Market Regulation”.
The June 2011 issue of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes many interesting pieces, including articles on the fate of extended warranties under the Australian Consumer Law and the High Court’s rejections of loss of chance damages in cases of medical negligence. There are also several interesting section notes on a variety of topics, including Defective Goods, Economic(s) Matters and Commission Cameos.