Australian Consumer Law Review – submission

The Consumer Action Law Centre (Consumer Action) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Consumer Law Review—Issues Paper (Issues Paper).

The Review is highly anticipated and offers a rare opportunity to improve and extend the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACL not been reviewed since coming into operation on 1 January 2011, and while it has been a largely effective piece of legislation, there are clearly areas which require revision—and more that it can achieve. The ACL plays a crucial role in ensuring that consumers are empowered and protected, that markets are competitive, and that suppliers are required to trade fairly. This is not only a moral imperative but also has clear economic benefits in promoting consumer confidence and healthy, robust markets.

Media relating to this submission

‘Jail needed to protect consumers from scam artists, government told’ – Patrick Hatch, Fairfax

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