From 1 July 2019, Australian consumers and small businesses will be able to lodge complaints with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) about the conduct of financial firms dating back to 1 January 2008 but complaints must be lodged with AFCA between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. After this 12 month period, AFCA will no not be able to accept legacy complaints.Read More
This article discusses the Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into the franchising sector.Read More
Nothing cooks up a political storm like a Banking Royal Commission with an election following close on its heels.Read More
This article is about the Commissioner's final report in the banking royal commission released to the public on 4 February 2019.Read More
What is a sale on a 'retention of title' basis?
It is a conditional sale. The supplier remains the owner of the goods being sold until the goods are paid for in full by the purchaser. This transaction is now deemed to be a secured transaction.Read More
The Australian Treasury recently reviewed the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and is seeking feedback from businesses and consumers to have their say on proposed reforms to clarify, simplify and modernise the consumer guarantee framework in the ACL.Read More
The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) has been in effect for over 6 years, yet many businesses are still unaware of the existence and the wide-reaching impact of the PPSA.Read More