The concept of ‘unconscionable conduct’ under the Australian Consumer Law, and the difference between sections 20 and 21

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Cameron Charnley

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) contains provisions prohibiting unconscionable conduct in the course of trade or commerce. Chief amongst those are sections 20 and 21. There are a number of differences between those provisions both in their text and in the way the common law responds to them. These differences

The concept of ‘unconscionable conduct’ under the Australian Consumer Law, and the difference between sections 20 and 21

This post was originally published on this site

Cameron Charnley

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) contains provisions prohibiting unconscionable conduct in the course of trade or commence. Chief amongst those are sections 20 and 21. There are a number of differences between those provisions both in their text and in the way the common law responds to them. These differences

Christian Porter no longer Attorney General. And eminent scientists petition for release of convicted killer Kathleen Folbigg

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ABC Radio

On advice from the Solicitor-General, the PM shifts Christian Porter to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. And following the NSW Court of Appeal ruling that Kathleen Folbigg stay behind bars, the Australian Academy of Science issues a strong statement saying ‘there are medical and scientific explanations for the

THE NFT EXPLOSION – WHAT LAWYERS NEED TO KNOW

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Lorie Lambert

First there were CryptoKitties. Then came Digital art, CryptoPunks and NBA tokens. But when Beeple’s digital art piece sold at Christie’s for $69 million, the mania truly  began.  And as with any wave of media mania, also came the groundswell of negative media and hand-wringing about NFTs.   Of course,

How do ATO payment arrangements work?

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Although businesses have the responsibility to keep their tax obligations up to date, it sometimes happens that, due to unforeseen circumstances, they are not able to pay the tax owed to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The most important thing here is that businesses should not ignore the tax debt

Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a Forensic health facility

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ABC Radio

For the first time a journalist is allowed to record in the Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne’s Forensic healthcare facility. Meet therapists, the psychiatrist in charge and some of the patients who have committed a serious crime but are deemed not responsible for their actions due to mental illness.

Think twice before agreeing to punt an appeal where you and the other side are unpaid in relation to round one

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Stephen Warne

In Carter v Mehmet [2021] NSWCA 32, the Court granted the respondents’  security for costs application in part because the appellant’s solicitors had much to gain from the appeal’s success and had agreed to do it no win no fee, and so were creditors associated with the proceeding, but the

Notices of default under a retail lease: some things to know

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Cameron Charnley

A landlord seeking to regain possession of retail premises where a tenant has breached the terms of the lease is required to follow certain steps in first giving notice to the tenant. Landlords should give proper notice not only in the interests of fairness to a tenant but also in

Relief against forfeiture: some things to know

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Cameron Charnley

A landlord seeking to regain possession of retail premises where a tenant has breached the terms of the lease is required to follow certain steps in first giving notice to the tenant. Landlords should give proper notice not only in the interests of fairness to a tenant but also in

Disability Royal Commissioner Ron Sackville. And legal win for Torres Strait native title holders

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ABC Radio

Ron Sackville QC, AO, the chair of The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been hearing harrowing accounts of the experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. In a legal first, the Kaurareg people of Muralug island obtained