Year: 2021

Landmark Federal Court Ruling on Unconscionable Conduct

A recent decision of the Full Federal Court has lowered the threshold for unconscionable conduct. The decision of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 40 (‘Quantum Case’) has removed the need to establish a special disadvantage on the part of the victim, placing a stronger emphasis on… Read more

A Permanent Change to Continuous Disclosure Laws

On 17 February 2021, the Federal Treasurer announced the introduction of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill (‘2021 Bill’) which will introduce permanent changes to the continuous disclosure requirements imposed on listed entities and other disclosing entities. These permanent changes build on the temporary continuous disclosure changes which were introduced in May… Read more

Personal Privacy in an International Age: Implementing the GDPR in Australia

We are living through an increasingly digital age. We’ve recently experienced, on both an individual and industrial scale, the adaptability of technology and the tangible effects of globalisation. Due to this interconnected world, personal data provided online can be readily shared to various third parties; including between businesses, employees and contractors, or government agencies. If… Read more

(Un)fair Contract Terms

Using standard form contracts prevents the need to redraft a new contract every time a transaction occurs, saving both time and cost. But, where unequal bargaining power exists, a standard form contract could include terms which disproportionately benefit the party with greater bargaining power. Under contract law, those agreements are legal although they might be… Read more