Category Archives: Trade Practices

Unconscionable conduct regulation

Treasury has prepared an issues paper concerning various options for clarifying the scope of the unconscionable conduct provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA). The issues paper is part of a process which will examine two options for clarifying the application of the TPA’s unconscionable conduct provisions: The first option is the introduction in […]

ACCC guide to protecting commercially sensitive information in exclusive dealing notifications

The ACCC has published a guide providing specific information on the ACCC’s approach to requests to exclude information from the public register in the context of exclusive dealing notifications. Although the notice itself cannot be excluded from the public register, the ACCC has indicated that If a notifying party wishes to provide confidential information relating […]

Australian Consumer Law: regulatory impact

The Standing Committee of Officials of Consumer Affairs has released a consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) on reforms based on best practice in state and territory consumer protection laws, and a new national product safety regime. These reforms are being considered as part of the development of the Australian Consumer Law. The consumer protection proposals […]