Comparative analysis of overseas consumer policy frameworks

Corones, Stephen G., Christensen, Sharon A., Malbon, Justin, Asher, Allan, & Paterson, Jeannie Marie (2016) Comparative analysis of overseas consumer policy frameworks. Commonwealth of Australia, Canverra, A.C.T.

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The Commonwealth Department of Treasury (Commonwealth Treasury) on behalf of Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) has engaged the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to conduct a comparative review of international consumer policy frameworks.

The principal jurisdictions identified for the purposes of the comparison are the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, and Singapore. This comparative analysis identifies emerging issues and key developments in consumer policy and possible alternative approaches for providing consumer protection. It highlights where the chosen jurisdictions adopt different approaches to Australia, but does not identify best practice models in other jurisdictions.

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ID Code: 95636
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australian Consumer Law, Unfair trading practices, Unconscionable conduct, Pyramid Selling, Punitive fees in contracts
ISBN: 9781925220957
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Commonwealth of Australia 2016
Copyright Statement: This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Treasury logo, photographs, images, signatures and where otherwise stated. The full licence terms are available from
Deposited On: 18 May 2016 23:39
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 02:05

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