New Tool to Monitor Australian Consumer Law Review Implementation

Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) is pleased to release a tool for consumer advocates to monitor the implementation of the recommendations from the Review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the Productivity Commission Report into ACL Administration and Enforcement. These reports set a substantial agenda for consumer law reform which has been welcomed by consumer advocates.

The tool, to be updated quarterly, will provide information as to progress. It includes information from the recent meeting of the Consumers Affairs Forum which responded to the Final Report of the ACL Review. Unfortunately, the Commonwealth Government has yet to comprehensively respond to the Productivity Commission Report.

Chair of CFA Gerard Brody said the tool would assist consumer advocates working across CFA’s membership keep abreast of the progress of important reforms. “It will also provide a level of accountability to ensure that promised actions are implemented in a timely manner”.

The tool can be found here, and has been updated with information about the implementation of various recommendations as at January 2018. Feedback is welcome about how the tool might be improved.