Submission: Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Freedoms Inquiry”

Consumer Action has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper 46 Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws. This submission recommends that when considering reasonable encroachments on traditional rights and freedoms, the ALRC make specific reference to countervailing rights recognised by our modern society, including consumer rights. The submission makes particular comment in relation to strict and absolute liability, and reversals of the burden of proof, which are necessary parts of effective regulatory regimes.

A full copy of our submission is available by here: Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Freedoms Inquiry”.

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