On 1 January 2011 a single, national consumer law: The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) commenced. The ACL is a cooperative reform conducted by the Australian, State and Territory governments, through the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) and replaces previous Commonwealth, State and Territory consumer protection legislation. The Trade Practices Act 1974 has been replaced with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
The new ACL includes:
Australian Consumer Law Schedule 2 [577kb/271 pages]
A range of resources has been developed to help businesses and consumers understand the new laws and is available at www.consumerlaw.gov.au
Consumer Guarantees - Training Videos A series of videos developed to answer questions on the Australian Consumer Law for business and consumers.
Order printed copies of these guides by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ACL Update October 2010 Posted 11/10/10
ACL Update November 2010 Posted 8/11/10
ACL Update December 2010 Posted 20/12/2010
ACL Update February 2011 Posted 28/3/2011
On 1 January 2011 the Trade Practices Act 1974 was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 replacing previous Commonwealth, State and Territory consumer protection legislation with a national consumer law: The Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Please ring 1300 65 44 99 if you require assistance.