Faculty of Law
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|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)|
This Unit examines the legal regulation of the marketplace for consumer goods and services in Australia. The nature of the consumer marketplace is considered, and the ways in which Australian governments seek to protect the interests of consumers is examined. The Unit critically examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations for consumer protection laws. Particular attention is given to the operation of the Australian Consumer Law regarding unfair contract terms, consumer guarantees, and manufacturer's liabilities. Attention is also given to the regulation of buying consumer goods and services on the Internet, the operation of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act, the regulation of retail investment advice, industry codes of conduct and resolving consumer disputes.
On completing the unit, students should be able to gain an understanding of:
Compulsory Research assignment (1,500 words): 30% and
End of semester take home exam (3,500 words): 70%;
Three hours of lectures per week
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