The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Online Auctions Going! Going! Gone! Sold by the Person Engaging in Misleading or Deceptive Conduct!!!” – Adrian Coorey; “Increased Civil Pecuniary Penalties – The “Cost of Doing Business” or an Effective Deterrent?” – Cam H Truong QC and Luisa F Alampi; “Why the Doctrine of Penalty Cannot Make Australian Unused and Expired Gift Cards Refundable?” – Dr Wei Wen; and the following sections: Editorial; Access to Services; Consumer Protection; Tribunal Tableaux; Case Note; Consumer Concerns; Report from Latin America; and Odds and Ends.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “‘Why Not Litigate?’ – The Royal Commission, ASIC and the Future of the Enforcement Pyramid” – Michael Legg and Stephen Speirs; “The Lawfulness of the Dismissal/Termination of an Employee Who Has Expressed ‘Unwelcome’ Religious Views” – Anthony Gray; “Online Auctions and Consumer Protection in the United Kingdom and Australia: The Value of Transparency” – Jodi Gardner and Kanchana Kariyawasam; and “The Legal Implications of E-commerce for the Australian Franchise Sector” – Zhanna Kremez, Kanchana Kariyawasam and Lorelle Frazer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Consumer Protection: “Penalising the Inclusion of Unfair Terms in Standard Form Small Business Contracts – A Critical Analysis” – Mark Lewis; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Small Business and Unfair Dismissal: A Review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Proposed Reforms” – Victoria Lambropoulos; and Book Review: “The Legitimacy and Responsiveness of Industry Rule-making”, by Karen Lee – Reviewed by Rob Nicholls.