New National Gift Card Law

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Sponsored posts on social media: What do I need to know?

Advertisers and social media users (importantly, social media influencers) must ensure that posts or comments made on social media platforms are compliant with the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics (the Code). What is the Code? The Code is the overarching document that sets out the applicable standards across any medium for […]

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The new Consumer Data Right will start with “open banking” from July 2019

A new Consumer Data Right will take effect from July 2019, first in the banking sector then in the telecommunications and energy sectors. David Smith outlines the Consumer Data Right and all the pieces that need to come together in the coming months in order to implement this reform. Banking: the first industry subject to […]

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Electricity regulatory framework under further review – changes ahead for both embedded networks and stand-alone power systems

The Australian Energy Markets Commission has recently announced two separate reviews – one into the regulation of embedded networks and the other into stand-alone power systems. With the national electricity framework having been founded on a centralised electricity supply model, the explosive growth of both embedded networks and large-scale localised generation options has presented challenges […]

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Trade Incentives

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Trade Promotions Update | New Permit Application Fees

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New Gift Card Law in NSW

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Refer-a-Friend Promotions

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Government position on regulation of Victorian embedded networks set – draft General Exemption Order now available for comment

The next milestone in the review of the regulation of Victorian embedded networks was reached last month when the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) released its final position paper on the Victorian electricity licence exemptions framework (the Position Paper) including a draft revised General Exemption Order (GEO). Following on from changes made […]

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Likely change to permit requirements in NSW

Click here to view full size image.   Authored by: David Smith, Partner, Melbourne Erica Huntley, Lawyer, Melbourne Allison Rickard, Law Clerk, Melbourne Jessica Bell, Law Clerk, Melbourne

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Woolworths prevails in test of ACCC enforceable undertaking

In Woolworths Limited v About Life Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1117, Woolworths tested the scope of the enforceable undertakings it, and a number of other supermarket operators, gave to the ACCC not to include, or give effect to, restrictive provisions in supermarket lease agreements. Woolworths ultimately prevailed in this case.  The decision is useful for […]

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Statutory Consumer Guarantees: Lessons from Holden

Following the ACCC’s announcement on 26 July 2017 of proceedings against Ford, the ACCC issued a media release on 3 August 2017 announcing that it has accepted a court enforceable undertaking offered by Holden to address the ACCC’s concerns about Holden’s compliance with the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and, in particular, the ACL’s consumer guarantees […]

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