Trade & Commerce News

Cth Draft Bill for Use of Tech to Hold Meetings and Sign Documents Re-Released for Further Consultation

Tuesday 12 October 2021 @ 7.48 a.m. | Corporate & Regulatory | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Use of technology for meetings and related amendments (Cth) (the "Draft Bill") proposes to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (the "Act") by creating a permanent statutory mechanism for the electronic execution of company documents.


Draft SA Advance Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021 Released

Friday 30 July 2021 @ 2.07 p.m. | Legal Research | Torts, Damages & Civil Liability | Trade & Commerce

The [Draft] Advance Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021 (SA) ("the Draft Bill") was released for public consultation and feedback on 25 June 2021 and is open for submissions until 5 pm on 3 August 2021. The Draft Bill proposes amendments to the Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA) ("the Act").


digiDirect Fined for Misleading Consumers

Thursday 17 June 2021 @ 3.03 p.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

Australian electronic goods retailer digiDirect Imaging Express Pty Ltd ("digiDirect") has paid $39,240 in penalties after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“the ACCC”) issued the company with three infringement notices for misleading consumers about the details of advertised sales. Its promotions breached provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), more specifically the Australian Consumer Law (“the ACL”).


SA Bill for Improved Security of Payment in the Building Industry

Friday 4 June 2021 @ 9.55 a.m. | Corporate & Regulatory | Judiciary, Legal Profession & Procedure | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Review Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2021 (SA) ('the Bill') was introduced into the South Australian Legislative Assembly on 26 May 2021 by the Attorney-General Vickie Chapman ('the Attorney-General'). The Bill has yet to pass the lower house.


Victoria Bill to Prohibit Unfair Retail Sales Practices in the Energy Market

Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 9.07 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

On 25 May 2021, the Energy Legislation Amendment (Energy Fairness) Bill 2021 (‘the Bill’) was introduced to the Victorian Legislative Assembly by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio (‘the Minister’).