The Federal Court recently imposed record penalties of $6m against a director and $12m against a corporation for contravening the Australian Consumer Law. Are we seeing a new era of tougher penalties for consumer law breaches?
Two recent WA Court of Appeal decisions clarify the scope of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction, issues of set-off, and the ability to sever partially invalid determinations in the context of Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) adjudications.
Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law are set to substantially increase. Richard Flitcroft, James Cameron and Mikayla Kuhne consider these penalty increases and other key amendments being proposed.
New amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), which simplify the country of origin labelling regime and provide clarity to businesses about their responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law, are now in effect.