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Australian Consumer Law - Adrian Coorey

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2015
ISBN: 9780409339031

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This comprehensive new book contains clear and engaging coverage of all key areas of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), including misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contract terms, consumer guarantees, manufacturers’ liability and specific unfair practices. Australian Consumer Law includes four chapters offering detailed analysis of misleading or deceptive conduct and specific false or misleading representations, covering the general principles and misleading conduct both in advertising and other areas of law. It examines and compares the advantages and disadvantages of actions brought under s 18 of the ACL with other options for redress. It contains an in-depth examination of the ACL remedies and enforcement powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) including damages, pecuniary penalties, injunctions, declarations and disqualification orders.

The author provides practical and theoretical analysis of important recent decisions on Australian consumer law, as well as summaries of and short extracts from relevant primary and secondary sources such as legislation, ACCC guidelines, Explanatory Memoranda and Second Reading Speeches. Each chapter


  • Covers all key topics, including misleading conduct and passing off, public enforcement and private remedies
  • Clear, accessible and easy to navigate design makes complex concepts easier to understand
  • Includes revision and problem questions to consolidate learning
includes case summaries, theory and problem questions and and further reading. The writing style is clear and succinct and the discussion includes a wide range of examples and analogies to explain complex areas of law.

The depth and practical application of the text makes it ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Australian consumer law or the more specific subject of misleading or deceptive conduct. It is also a valuable resource for researchers and lawyers practising in this area.

About the Author

Adrian Coorey has over 10 years’ experience as a lawyer in consumer law and teaching related subjects in this area. For further details about his legal experience and academic qualifications, please see his author profile on LexisNexis website at Lexis Nexis Author Profiles, Adrian Coorey.

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well written and easy to understand it will help when you are not sure of your rights and responsibility when it comes to purchasing goods and services. The authors examples were easy to relate to. The part about unwanted work was useful although I think if the work needed to be done and the person refusing to pay it do anything about it could become problematic. when someone else has to pay for the work needed because the other party refused to do anything and the other party could sue the business involved because they had unwanted but needed work done and by what I gathered by consumer rights act they could say well I did not want them to do that so there for I do not have to pay then other laws will come into it. Other than that a good read easy to understand non bias view just straight to the facts about how the law works. If you do not like it well to bad. it is a good reference book so you can refer to before getting all lawyered up or choosing to represent yourself because you are to broke to afford one. Not all lawyers that represent themselves are fools they are just poor $600 per hour might be cheap to some but to others it is a whole 2 pay checks. That is why theses books are good to have because lawyers cost more than most people can afford. Pro bono does not always help as some people hate that. So they would rather. just to get a lawyer to see you cost $500 in 1 meeting. Then the cost of going to court goes up plus their 100 - 600 per hour pay check it all adds up. If you do not know your rights they can walk all over you so it is good that they publish the book and the author wrote consumer rights in a way that if you had to protect yourself you could just scare the person into doing the right thing because sadly not everyone does the right thing. I will differently be referring to this book before getting into any contracts.

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ISBN: 9780409339031
ISBN-10: 0409339032
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 23rd January 2015
Publisher: Butterworths
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1

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