Australian Consumer Law converter

Consumer law isn’t a regular feature of criminal cases, but, I reckon this was an interesting find anyway.

Thomson’s (Law Book Co) have a free iPad and iPhone app, Australian Consumer Law Converter, which allows the user to view old Trade Practices Act provisions and link to their equivalents in the Australian Consumer Law.

Even if you just want to brush up the old s 52 misleading and deceptive conduct stuff (now in Sch 2, s 18) for your own use when shopping, it’s handy!

The app is a good example of the use of tablet devices for legal information. I hope it starts a trend that will continue in the future when new legislation is introduced (like the rewrite of the Vic Crimes Act bubbling away in the background). Imagine if we all had access to something like this electronically when the Criminal Procedure Act was introduced?

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