Analysing conscience as the mediating concept between the free market and consumer protection in Queensland land transactions

Galloway, Kate (2010) Analysing conscience as the mediating concept between the free market and consumer protection in Queensland land transactions. James Cook University Law Review, 17. pp. 83-108.

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Abstract

In light of new amendments to the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (Qld), this paper reviews the conceptual framework within which this Act delivers consumer protection within the free market. It compares the equivalent protection provisions of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) and assesses whether 'conscience' can provide a mediating factor between consumer protection and contract law, or whether these measures effectively remove these contracts from common law contract into their own discrete field. It concludes that implicit reliance on conscience without clearly articulating a standard of conscience leaves these contracts without a clear place within common law doctrine of unconscionability or an effective consumer protection foundation.

Item ID: 16115
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1321-1072
Keywords: consumer protection, free market, contract law
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 04:09
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180105 Commercial and Contract Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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