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The current state of Contract Law in Australia and why it is important for rural managers to understand it


  • Smith, Tony


Farmers are business managers and as such they must understand the law or they are likely to fall foul of it. This especially applies to contract law, with which they deal constantly. Contract law is made up of the common law – as the courts have decided it – and statute law- as the state and federal parliaments have enacted statutes which modify the common law. The most important and most recent of the latter is the new Australian Consumer Law.

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  • Smith, Tony, 2011. "The current state of Contract Law in Australia and why it is important for rural managers to understand it," AFBM Journal, Australasian Farm Business Management Network, vol. 8(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:afbmau:122903

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    Contract; consumer; unconscionable; Farm Management;


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