The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission's guide to the unfair contract terms law, which explains the new unfair contracts terms in the Australian Consumer Law, has now been released.
1 Jun 2010
The first part of Australia's ambitious reforms of consumer law, the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 1) 2010, is now in operation - excluding the unfair contracts terms provisions - as of 15 April 2010. It is expected that the unfair contracts terms provisions will commence on 1 July 2010.
16 Apr 2010
The Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010 is the latest step in establishing a clear and consistent single national legal regime for security interests in personal property.
15 Mar 2010
In preparation for the second tranche of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) reforms (to be introduced into Parliament next year) the Treasury has released a consultation paper with draft Regulation Impact Statements (RIS) for public comment by Friday 27 November.
19 Nov 2009
The minister for Financial Services today announced changes to the timetable for implementation of the reforms and released for public exposure the draft National Consumer Credit Protection Reform regulations and associated explanatory material.
14 Aug 2009