Australian Contract and Consumer Law
Contract law encompasses any laws or regulations directed toward enforcing certain promises. In Australia contract law is primarily regulated by the 'common law', but increasingly statutes are supplementing the common law of contract - particularly in relation to consumer protection.
This site is designed to provide an introduction to Australian contract and consumer law. The core content can be found in the links to the left or 'The Law' link above. This section describes the Australian law relating to contract and consumer law. Contract law is broadly divided into five categories:
- contractual formation
- scope and content of contracts
- avoidance of contractual obligations
- performance and termination of contracts and
- remedies for breach of contract.
In relation to consumer law current topics include the law relating to consumer guarantees, unfair terms in consumer contracts, unconscionable conduct and manufacturers' liability.
The other key part of the site involves summaries and notes of leading contract and consumer law cases. This remains a work in progress and more cases will be added progressively.