Consultation on Exposure Draft on Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Amendments

Consultation on Exposure Draft on Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Amendments

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The Government recently released an exposure draft of a Bill (the draft Bill) capturing many of the recommendations of 2017’s Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review (https://treasury.gov.au/consultation/t257313). Today we look at the key proposals contained in the draft Bill and point out how where they differ from the recommendations that resulted from the review. [caption id="attachment_3055" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Luke Palmer on Unsplash[/caption] By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. Background In mid-2015 the Commonwealth, State and Territory Consumer Affairs Ministers (Joint Ministers) asked Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand to initiate a broad-reaching review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), the ‘ACL Review’. As well as generally looking at whether the Australian Consumer Law was still fit-for-purpose, the Australian Consumer Law Review looked at where it would be appropriate to…
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