Overview of the New Unfair Contract Terms Provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974

By Daniel Fleming

On 1 July 2010 the Trade Practices Amendment Act (No 1) 2010 brought into effect new provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act), which render a term of a consumer contract void if the term is unfair and is contained in a standard form contract

Taxis – Protecting the Bailment Arrangement

By Owen Ratner

Seminar paper on protecting the taxi bailment arrangement, presented by Owen Ratner at the Australian Taxi Industry Association Conference at Darwin on 8 June 2010. I have been asked today to talk about the protection of the bailment arrangement as it applies to the taxi Industry in Australia. Firstly the purposes of today I will