Australian Consumer Law Review
1. The Legal Practice Section (LPS) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Issues Paper released for the Australian Consumer Law Review. The Section is one of five in the Law Council of Australia – the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession. Attachment A provides a profile of the Law Council.
2. The following comments have been prepared by the Australian Consumer Law Committee and the Not-for-profit and Charities Committee. Other Law Council sections or committees may also provide comments.
3. This submission responds to selected questions in the Issues Paper released for the Australian Consumer Law Review. It addresses two key issues related to Australia’s consumer law system, namely: access to justice under the Australian Consumer Law 2011 (Cth) (ACL); and the regulation of not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) under the ACL.