The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated Federal Court proceeding accusing AGL South Australia Pty Ltd (AGL SA) of misleading consumers about power contract discounts.
Wotton + Kearney partner Cain Jackson, a leading Australian insurance lawyer, has commented that the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) lacks sophistication and resources. This was said as a member of the six personal panel at the Thought Leadership breakfast on consumer protection regulation in Sydney on 26 September.
Today the High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which held that documents relating to nominations of a person to the Order of Australia were not subject to disclosure under s 6A(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) in the decision of Kline v Governor-General  HCA 52.
After only a single set of structural and extensive amendments, it has been recommended that the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA) (APY Land Act) undergo extensive review and change.
In recent days two important Senate Committees have reported on two key packages of proposed legislation which the federal government claims are essential to its legislative agenda. On 2 December 2013 the committees reviewing the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related Bills and the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 reported recommending that both sets of Bills be passed.
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