Australian Consumer Law accountability requirement needed for all Universities NOW

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Universities are no longer simply educational and academic institutions - they are Commercial Enterprises. In 2017 Australia's third largest export, was university education. It is time these institutions were held accountable in the event of administrative errors, which financially impact students via the application of Australian Consumer Law.

Lets see what the lawyers of Griffith University, Minter Ellison, have to say on the matter-

"The application of the Australian Consumer Law to the university-student relationship

 Academic, practitioner and judicial writing suggests that the argument that the provision of educational services by a university is entirely sequestered from its 'trading' or 'commercial' activities is no longer tenable. Instead, the writing in this space (including judicial comments in obiter), place these types of activities squarely in the cross-hairs of the ACL.Academic, practitioner and judicial writing suggests that the argument that the provision of educational services by a university is entirely sequestered from its 'trading' or 'commercial' activities is no longer tenable. Instead, the writing in this space (including judicial comments in obiter), place these types of activities squarely in the cross-hairs of the ACL." c/o Minter Ellison  (27.10.2016)



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