Yesterday ASIC moved to clarify the rules about comercial ventures that are crowdsourced. It makes interesting reading, and I think is quite clear that certain types of crowdsourcing can be considered a 'pre-purchase arrangement', and can thus be covered by consumer law. The whole statement is here.
Ms Gusset has advised that all prepaid orders for her Ton of Wool crowdsourcing venture have (finally!) been dispatched, excpeting several people who have not supplied addresses. I'm glad to read this, although I'm still not clear why it has taken a year to complete this work, as 50 were apparently sent out this last week. It's left a bad taste.