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Consumer data right: Data portability – Can the CDR succeed where the GDPR has failed?
Consumer data right: Data portability – Can the CDR succeed where the GDPR has failed?

 Simon Thompson 01 Apr 2020

The CDR is to be rolled out to certain sectors of the Australian economy. IT could deliver on the promise of data-sharing between firms where other data sharing laws have failed?

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ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry
ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry

 Technology and the Law Committee 17 Sep 2019

The LIV has provided input to the Law Council of Australia's submission to the final report of the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry...

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Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties
Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties

 Karin Derkley 10 Sep 2019

Unfair contracts should be made illegal and attract strong penalties, an LIV hosted forum on how regulators can help small businesses has heard...

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Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension
Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension

 Karin Derkley 18 Aug 2019

Commercial lawyers need to remind their clients of their obligation to act conscionably, Justice Chris Maxwell said at the Victoria Law Foundation Oration...

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New powers to target corporate wrongdoing
New powers to target corporate wrongdoing

 John Price 01 Jul 2019

Changes will affect financial services licensees and their legal advisers...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star 01 Aug 2018

In Aldi Goods Pty Ltd v Moroccanoil Israel Ltd [2018] FCAFC 93 (22 June 2018) the issues before the Full Court were (1) should a trade mark proceed to registration (see s41 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth)) ...

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LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

 Elder Law Section elderlawsection@liv.asn.au 02 May 2018

The LIV's submission to the Banking Royal Commission highlights the need for increased methods of detection by banks and financial service entities to reduce the prevalence of financial elder abuse.

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Misleading online reviews: Not recommended
Misleading online reviews: Not recommended

 Charles Noonan 01 Mar 2018

Consumers place trust and confidence in online reviews when making purchasing decisions. Accordingly, the manner in which reviews are collected, moderated and published is an area of heightened focus for the ACCC...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Daniel Star 01 Jun 2017

Whether authority under legislation or contract to direct employee to attend medical examination – principle of legality – privilege against self-incrimination to the sphere of employment...

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Vendor statements and the ACL
Vendor statements and the ACL

 Russell Cocks 01 Jun 2017

Section 48A of the Sale of Land Act provides dissatisfied purchasers with an alternative to avoidance for breach of section 32. Given the significance of vendor statements in the...

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High Court Judgments
High Court Judgments

 Andrew Yuile 01 Mar 2017

In Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation [2016] HCA 47 (7 December 2016) the Corporation required certain undertakings to be provided and Simic...

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Certified organic
Certified organic

 Joel Silver 01 Nov 2016

The case of Marsh v Baxter has placed the onus on organic farmers to take precautions against contamination from established neighbours. Food labelled organic attracts a higher price and consumers can be motivated to pay...

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Expanding the net
Expanding the net

 Peter Sise 01 Nov 2016

The unfair contract term provisions will now extend to small business contracts. Part 2-3 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) contains provisions addressing unfair contract terms (UCT provisions)...

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The misuse of market power
The misuse of market power

 Ian Stewart 01 Sep 2016

The Harper recommendation for amending s46 of the Competition and Consumer Act is not necessarily the best option...

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Book reviews
Book reviews

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2016

This month’s books cover western legal traditions, franchising, the international law of the sea and Sir Frederick Darley...

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