In July 2015 the Legislative Assembly directed the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee to inquire into consumer protections and remedies for buyers of new motor vehicles. This committee have called for submissions from the public to help them with their review.

My submission to the committee is here for your reference, please take a moment to submit your views on this very important subject at the following address: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/LACSC/inquiries/current-inquiries/04-Lemons

My Submission

 


Here is the Trade Practices Act (in use until January 2011) and the Australian Consumer Law (replaced the Trade Practices Act in January 2011).

 


 

TRADE PRACTICES ACT

If you purchased your motor vehicle before January 2011, this is the Law under which your purchase was made.

Trade Practices Act 1974 Volume 1 of 3 (pages 281, 297, 301 will be of interest to you)

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Trade Practices Act 1974 Volume 2 of 3

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Trade Practices Act 1974 Volume 3 of 3

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AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW

If you purchased your motor vehicle on or after January 2011, this is the Law under which your purchase was made.

Australian Consumer Law, Volume 1 of 3

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Australian Consumer Law, Volume 2 of 3

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Australian Consumer Law, Volume 3 of 3 (pages 131 and 137 will be of interest to you)

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COMMONWEALTH CONSUMER AFFAIRS ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORT 2009

Here is a report commissioned by the Government in 2009. This report investigated the requirement of a Lemon Law and also recommended a consistent approach to the state-based small-claims court and tribunals process (none of this has been adopted)

CCAAC Consumer Rights 2009 Report

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