Australian Contract Law is governed by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010. The aim of this legislation is to enhance the welfare of Australians through the promotion of competition and fair trading and provision for consumer protection.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) administers the legislation and provides advice to employers regarding unfair contract terms, unfair business practices, scams and faulty goods and services.
They provide small business with a checklist to assist in businesses becoming aware of their rights and to comply with their obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It will help identify which parts of the ACL are relevant to your business and how to get more information. This checklist is not a comprehensive statement of the law.
This checklist is designed to help you and your business become aware of your rights and comply with your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It will help you identify which parts of the ACL are relevant to your business and how you can get more information. This checklist is not a comprehensive statement of the law.
The ACL aims to ensure fair trading in Australia, protecting consumers while also reducing compliance costs to businesses. It is a national law, jointly administered by Australian, state and territory governments
and came into effect on 1 January 2011. Under the ACL, consumers have the same protections, and businesses have the same obligations, throughout Australia. For more information about the ACL, click here.