Misleading conduct arising from public statements : establishing the knowledge base of the target audience

Corones, Stephen G. (2014) Misleading conduct arising from public statements : establishing the knowledge base of the target audience. Melbourne University Law Review, 38(1), pp. 281-315.

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Abstract

Despite the very substantial body of primary sources and secondary literature on Australia’s much-litigated statutory provisions proscribing misleading or deceptive conduct, the courts have provided little in the way of assistance about how to establish the knowledge base of the target audience at whom the public statement was directed. The purpose of this case note is to compare and contrast two recent decisions of the High Court of Australia that highlight the difficulties faced by applicants in attempting to establish a contravention of the relevant legislation where conduct is directed at a segment of the public or the public as a whole.

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ID Code: 77514
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Case note of "Australian Competition and Consuner
Commission v TPG Internet Pty Ltd; Forrest v Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Keywords: misleading conduct, consumer protection, consumer law
ISSN: 0025-8938
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Melbourne University Law Review Association Inc.
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2014 22:14
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 18:12

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