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The Australian Consumer Law – Consultation on Draft Provisions on Unfair Contract Terms

Date:

Monday, 11 May 2009

Content ID:

1537

Abstract:

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, has released for public consultation a consultation paper entitled The Australian Consumer Law: Consultation on draft provisions on unfair contract terms.

The consultation paper:

  • attaches the exposure draft of the unfair contract terms provisions in the Australian Consumer Law, and in relation to financial services;
  • provides background to the draft provisions; and
  • provides an explanation of the draft provisions, and clarifies related issues, for interested parties.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft provisions. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please email responses in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked 'confidential' to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 22 May 2009

Address written submissions to:
The Australian Consumer Law:
Consultation on draft provisions on unfair contract terms
Competition and Consumer Policy Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES  ACT  2600

Email: australianconsumerlaw@treasury.gov.au

Facsimile: (02) 6263 3964

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