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Thermomix distributor taken to court for allegedly misleading consumers

Thermomix distributor taken to court for allegedly misleading consumers | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
The ACCC has taken Thermomix to court over allegations it misled customers and engaged in misleading conduct regarding the safety of its TM31 device.
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NIB accused of unconscionable conduct in ACCC Federal Court case

Insurance provider NIB will face Federal Court proceedings after it stopped covering the costs of select hospital procedures without notifying members. Allegations from the ACCC suggest NIB went one step further by actively asking doctors not to inform patients of the changes.
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ACCC v NIB - breaches of the Australian Consumer Law
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Sportscraft fined by ACCC for misleading customers about their rights

Sportscraft fined by ACCC for misleading customers about their rights | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it

An upmarket label has been fined for telling customers the wrong thing.

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ACCC finds product safety recalls increasing in Australia, with cars at the top of the list

ACCC finds product safety recalls increasing in Australia, with cars at the top of the list | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
Cars have topped the list of most recalled products in 2015-16, according to new figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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NCAT: a new tribunal structure for NSW commences in 2014 | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

NCAT: a new tribunal structure for NSW commences in 2014 | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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8th Annual CHOICE Shonky Awards 2013 - CHOICE

8th Annual CHOICE Shonky Awards 2013 - CHOICE | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
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Choice (NGO) do a a great job of informing consumers about their rights and  'shonky' products.

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Entries by category: Consumers | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Entries by category: Consumers | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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gina lockton's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:53 PM

Option: Consumers - A great Blog to keep you up to date on this topic area

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Australian Contract Law | Julie Clarke

Australian Contract Law | Julie Clarke | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
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Case examples are important! 

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The Checkout - Episode 1

(2013-03-21) Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser team reinvent consumer affairs TV in a new show that will inform, entertain and empower ordina...

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:37 PM

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The Checkout is a great way to get your head around Consumer Law - and a bit of fun - take 30mins to watch this - it is worth it

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Target blushing over make-up

Target blushing over make-up | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
Target accused of selling counterfeit MAC make-up. Now they're ready to settle.    
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This case illustrates the role of the courts (i.e. Federal Court) and the ACCC in protecting the rights of consumers.

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Google wins ACCC High Court battle

Google wins ACCC High Court battle | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
Internet titan Google won an Australian court case today over sponsored links in its search results, with the nation's highest court ruling it did not engage in conduct that was misleading.

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Nine Harvey Norman franchisees facing ACCC Federal Court action - Current.com.au

Nine Harvey Norman franchisees facing ACCC Federal Court action - Current.com.au | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
Nine Harvey Norman franchisees facing ACCC Federal Court action Current.com.au Nine Harvey Norman franchisees are currently facing legal proceedings brought on by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misrepresenting...
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Illustrates the role ACCC plays in protecting consumer rights.
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‘Misleading’ Parcel Distribution Company Director Hit With Jail Time | channelnews

The former company director of a parcel distribution company for 'Heartlink' branded products has been sentenced to five months imprisonment by the Federal

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Domino’s pay over alleged franchise breach

Domino’s pay over alleged franchise breach | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it

DOMINO’S has paid fines of $18,000 by the consumer watchdog for allegedly not complying with the Franchise Code.

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Scammers are targeting Indigenous Australians: ACCC

Scams targeting indigenous Australians have hit the highest levels 'ever recorded' following an annual surge greater than 80%, a report has found.
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Berries polluted by this toxic river

Berries polluted by this toxic river | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
FROZEN berries recalled from Australian supermarkets freezers were grown and packed in one of China’s most polluted provinces.
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The 'frozen berries' incident may well lead to changes to Australia's food safety regime. Also possibility of a class action involving consumers infected with Hep A taking action against the manufacturer.

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The BROWN COUCH: NCAT begins - new fees, new time limits

The BROWN COUCH: NCAT begins - new fees, new time limits | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
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NCAT replaced the CTTT and over 20 other NSW tribunals in January 2014. Go to www.ncat.nsw.gov.au for more information about the structure and operation of of the new 'super tribunal'.

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Chickens - free to roam | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch - Blogs

Chickens - free to roam | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch - Blogs | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
See Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Turi Foods Ltd (No 4) [2013] FCA 665, 8 July 2013, Tracey J. ... HSC Legal Studies: Consumers - use the tabs to browse to find helpful information about consumers.

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Court finds chicken companies made false and misleading claims following ACCC action

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ACCC negotiates removal of misleading ‘organic’ water claims

ACCC negotiates removal of misleading ‘organic’ water claims | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
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This article illustrates the role the ACCC plays in protecting consumers from misleading anf deceptive conduct.

 

Go to http://www.accc.gov.au/media/media-releases see what else you can find to add to your media file for this topic.

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CTTT No job too small, and justice is done

CTTT  No job too small, and justice is done | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
What about a justice system with virtually no lawyers, instant allocation of time and place of hearing at the moment an online application is lodged, decisions and orders delivered on the day of the hearing and emailed or texted to your phone, a...

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This article raises some good points about the merits (i.e. effectiveness) of the CTTT and includes some useful statistics. Also relevant to Shelter!

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Louise Woods's curator insight, July 13, 2013 1:21 AM

This article raises some good points about the merits (i.e. effectiveness) of the CTTT and includes some useful statistics. Also relevant to Consumers!

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Online economy presents rapidly growing challenges to the ACCC - MENAFN.COM

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Online economy presents rapidly growing challenges to the ACCC.
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Ties in well with the contemporary issue of 'technology'.

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Woolworths customer hopping mad after frog allegedly found in bag of salad

Woolworths customer hopping mad after frog allegedly found in bag of salad | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
They call themselves the "fresh food people" - so fresh in this case that a frog was allegedly still nestled in the salad.

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HSCMediaMonkey's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:49 AM

Not quite the same as a snail in ginger beer or a mouse skeleton in a mountain dew can - I would say this is a win for the frog as in the aforementioned cases the animal contaminating the goods was sadly deceased.

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Online drug dealers to be hit

Online drug dealers to be hit | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Consumers | Scoop.it
ONLINE traders selling synthetic drugs to people in NSW are the next to be targeted as authorities crack down on the potentially lethal problem.
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This issue highlights the role NSW Fair Trading plays in protecting NSW consumers from harm. The article relates to themes of 'effectiveness of legal and non-legal responses in achieiving justice for consumers' and 'issues of compliance and non-compliance'.

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