Australia-New Zealand Consumer Law Roundtable

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  • Roundtable

Full day forum presented by 14 speakers and attended by over 40 registered attendees from across Australia and New Zealand.  The roundtable was convened by Professor Elise Bant and Professor Jeannie Paterson, Melbourne Law School, and presentations were made on the following topics:

  • Online payday lenders:  Trusted friends or debt traps
  • Robo-debt ‘consumers’:  Is Centrelink a model debt collector?
  • Addressing irresponsible lending in the New Zealand consumer credit market
  • Regulators, enforcement and lessons from the Banking Royal Commission
  • Section 67:  Conflict of laws, consumer protection and mandatory rules
  • (Mis)Informed consent:  Privacy, unfair contracts and unconscionable conduct
  • The unfair contract terms directive and pre-formulated declarations of data subject consent
  • Buying your genetic self online – consumer contracts and personal genomics
  • Hungry for change:  The law and policy of food health labeling
  • The legal framework affecting restrictive practices in Australian residential aged care – a lack of fitness for purpose
  • Pre-disclosure for home insurance contracts
  • Unfair exception fees: where are we now?