Home       What's New?       Corporate       Business       Published Information       Ministers       Related Websites

CCAAC Review of Statutory Implied Conditions and Warranties

Date:

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Content ID:

1521

Abstract:

Following a recommendation in the Productivity Commission’s Review of Australia’s Consumer Policy Framework, the Australian Government announced a review of statutory implied conditions and warranties by the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) on 12 March 2009.

CCAAC will examine the following matters as part of its review:

  • the adequacy of the current laws on implied conditions and warranties;
  • the need for any amendments to the current laws on implied conditions and warranties and, if so, how those amendments would improve existing laws and better empower regulators to ensure compliance with those laws;
  • the need for 'lemon laws' in Australia to protect consumers who purchase goods that repeatedly fail to meet expected standards of performance and quality, specifically in relation to motor vehicles;
  • the existence of extended warranties in the market place and their interaction with laws on implied conditions and warranties; and
  • other means for improving the operation of existing statutory conditions and warranties in Australia.

CCAAC’s work will inform the development of the Australian Consumer Law led by the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs.

CCAAC is required to report to the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, by 30 October 2009.

On 26 July 2009, CCAAC commenced public consultation on its Issues Paper, Consumer rights: Statutory implied conditions and warranties. Further details on this consultation are available at www.treasury.gov.au.

If you have any queries in relation to the review, please send your query via email to: ccaac@treasury.gov.au.

Additional Information

Assistant Treasurer – Media Release – Review of Statutory Warranty and Conditions (12 March 2009)

Assistant Treasurer – Keynote Address to National Consumer Congress – Fair Markets for confident consumers: Delivering an Australian Consumer Law (12 March 2009)

Documents Available:


Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Terms of Reference - Review Of Statutory Implied Conditions And Warranties  19.65kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Terms of Reference - Review Of Statutory Implied Conditions And Warranties  64.28kb

Related Items:

CCAAC Review of Statutory Implied Conditions and Warranties - 26/07/2009
The abstract for this content item contains formatting that cannot be displayed in this list. Please follow the hyperlink to the item for more detail.
Submissions: CCAAC Review of Statutory Implied Conditions and Warranties - 2/09/2009
The abstract for this content item contains formatting that cannot be displayed in this list. Please follow the hyperlink to the item for more detail.
National Baseline Study on Warranties and Refunds - 13/11/2009
The abstract for this content item contains formatting that cannot be displayed in this list. Please follow the hyperlink to the item for more detail.
Consumer Rights - CCAAC Report on Statutory Implied Conditions and Warranties - 4/12/2009
The abstract for this content item contains formatting that cannot be displayed in this list. Please follow the hyperlink to the item for more detail.

Treasury Portfolio Ministers - Link to website MoreSuper  - Link to website Carbon Price Modelling - Link to Website Clean Energy Future  - Link to website Review of compensation arrangements for consumers of financial services - Consultation Paper  - Link to website

spacer