2012 saw a number of developments affecting the insurance industry. Michael Down shares a few of the main developments and discusses whether unfair contracts terms provisions need to be applied to insurance contracts.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:30pm
The so-called ‘opt-in’ rules for charging ongoing financial advice fees under FOFA have been supplemented with ASIC's guidance on how it will approve codes of conduct that may provide an exemption for advisors.
Thu, 4 Apr 2013 5:15pm
The ACCC has recently conducted a review of unfair contract terms and a number of those terms are commonly used by online retailers. Judith Miller discusses some of the concerning terms and provides some compliance tips.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 5:30pm
After 20yrs of ACCC merger reviews, the once controversial test for assessing mergers has become an accepted part of corporate Australia, striking a good balance between free markets and consumer protection.
Thu, 7 Mar 2013 6:10pm
The High Court has unanimously ruled in favour of Google against the ACCC's claim of misleading and deceptive conduct against the search giant. Tim Webb looks at the decision and the impact it will have on online search and advertising more broadly.
Wed, 6 Feb 2013 5:25pm