Representations as to the Future Under the Proposed Australian Consumer Law

30 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2010

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Arlen Duke

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: February 3, 2010

Abstract

Australia will soon enter a new era of consumer protection regulation when a single national consumer law is introduced. This law will enhance consumer protection and reduce regulatory complexity. The national laws will be based on the current provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), although these provisions will be amended to reflect best practice in state and territory consumer laws. This article develops an argument that on this basis there is a need to amend the provision in the TPA that facilitates proof in cases involving representations as to future matters.

Keywords: consumer law, consumer protection, regulation

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K39, K40

Suggested Citation

Duke, Arlen, Representations as to the Future Under the Proposed Australian Consumer Law (February 3, 2010). Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2009, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 449, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547350

Arlen Duke (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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