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CPRC Spark webinar

Make Unfair Illegal: An Unfair Trading Prohibition discussion

Date 10 October 2023
Time: 4PM AEDT
Location: Online webinar

Make Unfair Illegal


Australia may finally be on its way to an unfair trading prohibition. But what is being proposed? Will it work? How does it compare to other jurisdictions who have had the protection in place for decades?

Join us for a deep dive into the Federal Government’s proposals to address unfair business practices.

Expert Panel

Jeannie Paterson

Jeannie is a Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, teaching and researching in the areas of consumer protection and consumer banking law. Jeannie is co-director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics and an affiliate researcher with the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society.

Gerard Brody

Gerard is a consumer advocate, having worked as a lawyer, policy officer, and advocate for 20 years. He is the Chair of Consumers’ Federation of Australia , the peak body for consumer organisations in Australia. He was formally the CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre, a leading consumer advocacy organisation that provides legal assistance and financial counselling, for ten years until February 2023. Gerard is a board director of both the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.

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Katharine Kemp

Katharine Kemp is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney, and Deputy Director of the Allens Hub for Technology Law and Innovation. Katharine’s research focuses on competition, consumer protection and data privacy regulation. She has published widely in these fields and is frequently sought out to consult with industry, regulators and policymakers.

Webinar Overview

Join us for this Spark Series webinar. Hosted by CPRC’s Deputy CEO, Chandni Gupta, hear from prominent experts as they share their thinking on the proposals and options put forward by the Federal Government. The expert panel will explore:

  • – how well unfair practices are defined and captured in the proposals
  • – preferred and practical options
  • – what could work well in an Australian context
  • – what’s missing in the current proposals, and
  • – what should we be thinking about as the debate sparks on making unfair illegal.

Registered participants will also gain access to the recording after the webinar.


Chandni Gupta

Deputy CEO and Digital Policy Director 

Chandni has over 15 years of experience in consumer policy domestically and internationally. She leads CPRC’s research and policy program, while also leading CPRC’s digital research stream on protecting consumers in a digital world. Her work to date includes exploring the consumer shift from the analogue towards the digital economy, the impact of deceptive and manipulative online design on Australian consumers and the key gaps that currently exist in Australia’s consumer protections. Chandni is also a Board Member of the Consumers’ Federations of Australia.

Chandni can be reached at:

Spark Series

This webinar is part of the CPRC Spark Series – a set of webinars designed to start conversations about consumer policy. 

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