Monthly Archives: June 2010

On 14 April 2010 the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No.1) 2010 (Cth) came into force. The new unfair contract term regime will apply to consumer contracts entered into or amended on or after 1 July 2010.

In this Alert we look at some examples of goods and services sold which may be affected, consider what the term "unfair" means and provide some guidelines on how you can be ready for the new regime.

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Australia is about to join the majority of the developed world in having a paid parental leave scheme, following the Senate's approval of the Paid Parental Leave Act (PPL Act) on 17 June 2010.

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Federal Minister Dr Craig Emerson has announced that amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct will commence on 1 July 2010.

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National Health & Hospitals Network Agreement, Pathology case tests anti-bribery provisions under the Health Insurance Act and Legislation update.

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Revolutionary changes in Consumer Law now in effect and Termination of franchise - lessons to be learnt from the Blockbuster decision.

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