Highlights and lowlights from the Australian consumer law

13 March 2013

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Highlights and lowlights from the Australian consumer law: Product safety regulations

This seminar surveys key features and the impact after 2 years of several innovations in the Australian Consumer Law, especially the obligation on suppliers to notify regulators about serious product-related accidents, and the generic controls over unfair contract terms. The seminar briefly contrasts these regimes with their precursors in the European Union and compares them with counterparts in other major trading partners, including proposals now pending in the Consumer Law Reform Bill (NZ). It also highlights legislative history and some policy issues that should inform interpretation of key provisions in the Australian Consumer Law. The seminar will draw on the 15-chapter book forthcoming in late February: Justin Malbon and Luke Nottage (eds) Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2013).

Professor Luke Nottage (Sydney Law School)

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 1pm-2pm (registration and lunch from 12.45pm)

Location: Minter Ellison Room, Level 13 Old Law School, St James Campus, Phillip St, Sydney

Cost: Full $60 per seminar; Alumni $50 per seminar; Student $40 per seminar

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: (02) 9351 0323

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