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NCJ Number: 148125 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Australia Law Reform Cmssn
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 133
Sponsoring Agency: Australia Law Reform Cmssn
Sydney ,NSW, Australia
Sale Source: Australia Law Reform Cmssn
99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney ,NSW,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: In this report, the Australian Law Reform Commission reviews issues related to compliance with the consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA).
Abstract: The TPA seeks to promote competition in the Australian economy, thereby benefiting consumers through lower prices, better quality products, and increased innovation. This paper describes the roles of the Trade Practices Commission (TPC) and the courts in responding to contraventions of the Act. A discussion of compensation to persons who suffer loss or damages covers assessment of damages, compensation for breach, dissipation of assets, access and cost issues, and lemon laws. Subsequent chapters examine issues including undoing the effects of a contravention, preventing further contraventions, deterring contraventions, administrative powers of the TPC, preventive measures, and court procedures. Chapter references, 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Australia; Consumer protection laws; Foreign laws; Trade practices
Note: Discussion Paper 56.
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