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Would you clean a portaloo for free WiFi?


Posted By on 1/08/17

UK-based technology company, Purple WiFi, recently gave consumers a salient lesson in why it’s important to read terms of use. What happened? Purple provides WiFi hotspots for various clients including retail outlets, restaurants and hotels. People visiting these venues can access the free WiFi provided they create an account and accept Purple’s terms of use. … Read more

Lululemon pinged for refusing refunds on lemons


Posted By on 26/07/17

Upmarket activewear brand, Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd (Lululemon), has caught the attention of the ACCC over its policy on refunds and exchanges. What happened? In May 2017, Lululemon’s returns policy (as published on its website) stated that no refunds or exchanges would be accepted on final sale items such as water bottles and underwear, … Read more

ASIC publishes consultation papers for guidance on crowd-sourced funding


Posted By on 26/06/17

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) Last Thursday ASIC released two consultation papers which aim to assist: public companies; and crowd-sourced-funding (CSF) intermediaries (being CSF platform operators), to navigate the new CSF regime and their obligations under that regime, which is set to take effect at the end of September this year. … Read more

Health insurer misled customers – ACCC


Posted By on 2/06/17

Health insurer, NIB, is being taken to task by the ACCC, over alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. What happened? NIB has provided a MediGap Scheme to its customers since the early 2000s. The Scheme pays higher benefits to practitioners who agree to participate, and in return those practitioners agree to not charge … Read more

The 2017 Budget: a win for start-ups!


Posted By on 17/05/17

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) In last Tuesday’s budget papers, the Government committed to making it easier for start-up companies to raise capital by releasing draft legislation to extend the crowd-sourced equity funding regime (CSF) to proprietary companies in the form of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill … Read more

KHQ Business Forum: Emotional Intelligence


Posted By on 12/04/17

Emotional intelligence: some say it’s the most important ingredient in achieving success in life, but what really is emotional intelligence and can it be acquired? Join us at our next Business Forum to hear from our expert panel, including: Amy Antcliffe – Clinical Psychologist Headspace and The Royal Melbourne Hospital & NorthWestern Mental Health: Amy … Read more

Are you on the ACCC’s radar?


Posted By on 7/04/17

Christmas comes but once a year, and so does the ACCC’s list of enforcement targets. In his annual address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has revealed the ACCC’s naughty list for 2017. The ‘always on the hit list’ list The following are classified as ‘enduring priorities’ (meaning … Read more