Stakeholder: | Description: | Interest in DFS Furniture: | Interest in The University of Nottingham: | Consumer: | A consumer is an individual/organisation who buys a good/service for their personal use. They are a key stakeholder in some business’ as they are the primary source of their revenue.
Introduction The law should on all occasions strive to not exist as a separate sanctity to society. As much as possible, governments and judicial bodies should aim to include the public in the creation, maintenance and amendment of the law. The community consultation process of law reform is a vital cornerstone
This essay will analyse the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (‘CRA 2015’) as it is a significant element of the government’s reform of consumer law in the UK. The Act has been lauded as an immense upheaval of consumer law due to the integration of eight existing pieces of legislation into
Introduction There was a major change for Australian Consumer Law. Within this paper, the differences on the old and the new system will be discussed further. Australian Consumer Law is a single national law, which is, applies in all jurisdictions, to all business and to all industry sectors. The ACL also represents
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (‘the ASIC Act’) and the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth) are the most notable pieces of Commonwealth legislation that operate to provide consumer protection and fair trading.
Introduced on 1 January 2011, Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is a single, Australia-wide law that governs and protects fair trading practices. ACL is a sub-section of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and is administered and enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Unconscionability refers to an agreement entered into against the dictates of good conscience. Section 21 of the Australia Consumers Law deals with unconscionable conduct pertaining to the acquisition or supply of goods or services. Section 21(2) sets out the factors to be considered in determining whether the contract is unconscionable and these are:
The control that the government has on the citizens of this country has pushed its boundaries and should not be able to dictate out choices. This opinion article 'Limiting our freedoms' published on the citizensforcivilliberties.com written by Oliver Clements talks of not the benefits or negatives of the new reform but of the limitations put on the citizens of Australia, the roles that the government has taken to control us while making us believe that it is for our own benefit. It talks of the restraints that citizens are put under because of the select few that cannot control themselves. Clements does not agree with the new reform but not because he will lose money or that he wants to be able to bet more but because the liberations of the
Design, Business and Law Assessment 1 Febrina Halim 141FHM4540 T3/14 Introduction Australian Consumer Law (ACL) The Australian Consumer Law commenced on 1 January 2011. It is a national, generic law, which applies in the same way to all sectors in all Australian jurisdictions (Australian Consumer Law 2010). This means that all consumers in Australia enjoy the same rights and all businesses have the same obligations. The ACL covers general standard of business conduct, prohibits unfair trading practices, regulates specific types of business to consumer transaction, provides basic consumer guarantees for good and services and regulates the safety of consumer products and product related services (Australian Consumer Law 2010).
The legal rights and protective legislation for consumers Consumer guarantees are a set of rules that apply to goods and services purchased by shoppers under the Australian Consumer Law. These laws have come into being through years of legal disputes. Through the years several legislations have been made and further improved upon according to these cases, this includes the Fair Trading Act of NSW in 1987 and the Trade Practices Act of 1974.
I agree with the points Emma raised above. Whilst the Australian Consumer Law provides relatively adequate protection for consumers there are ethical issues that the law fails to consider. Emma raised a very noteworthy example in that false or misleading conduct is deemed to illegal under section 18. However, advertisements which are deemed legal contains ambiguity, concealment of relevant facts, exaggeration and phycological appeals which are all unethical techniques that advertisers use. Furthermore, Australian Consumer law does not prevent advertisements from being targeted at young children who are particularly susceptible to the unrealistic images portrayed in the commercials. Harvard business professor Theadore Levitt argues advertising
Good morning/afternoon fellow Human Rights panellists In this essay I will be critically analysing an article and report on the relationship between Australian law and International law, reflecting on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and whether it ensures the safe guard of human rights for future generations. I will
In Australia, there is a set of laws which are designed to regulate the conduct of society. This can be achieved through many different paths; however, with reference to business interactions and transactions, the Australian Consumer Law provides provisions which must be followed by persons or trades. Morals and values of society are a key influence in the introduction of these laws as through their acts, it can be depicted how equality and fair treatment can be removed. With these acts in mind, the parliament is then able to make decisions as to what steps should be taken and what laws should be introduced if necessary.
Question 2 As the Queensland Minister for Consumer Affairs, Anne introduced a bill into Parliament to outlaw some real estate scams that have been exposed by TV journalists. Yet during its first reading, Anne realised that the bill has serious defects when answering an Opposition question. Before discussing whether it is too late for Anne to fix this problem, I will first give a brief introduction of the law making in Australia, specifically, the bills.
IMPACT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF CPC, CAFON AND CEON BY AMZAT SHERIFFDEEN ADEWALE MATRIC NO: 06076963 A PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FUFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE,