Interim Report

The Australian Consumer Law Review Interim Report [PDF|DOCX] was released on 14 October 2016. Submissions to the Interim Report closed on 9 December 2016. More than 100 submissions were received in response to the Interim Report, including submissions marked as confidential. The chart below shows the breakdown of submissions received by organisation type (as a percentage).

All non-confidential submissions are available below, listed alphabetically by stakeholder. The opinions expressed in the submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand or the ACL Review.

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Submissions received

Accord Australasia Ltd – PDF 1MB

Allan, Joshua – PDF 209KB

Allens – PDF 757KB

Anonymous 1 – PDF 460KB

Anonymous 2 – DOCX 24KB – PDF 135KB

Anonymous 5 – PDF 24KB

Arnold Bloch Leibler – PDF 748KB

Australian Automobile Association – PDF 2MB

Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association – PDF 11MB

Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd – PDF 1MB

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission – PDF 1MB

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network – PDF 785KB

Australian Finance Conference – PDF 122KB

Australian Food and Grocery Council – DOC 950KB – PDF 472KB

Australian Furniture Association – DOCX 14KB – PDF 79KB

Australian Industry Group – PDF 7MB

Australian Institute of Company Directors – PDF 917KB

Australian Labor Party – DOCX 47KB – PDF 527KB

Australian Lottery and Newsagents' Association – PDF 653KB

Australian Retailers Association – PDF 292KB

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman – PDF 1MB

Australian Toy Association – DOCX 40KB – PDF 691KB

Bebbington, Bruce – DOCX 21KB – PDF 253KB

Business Council of Australia – PDF 447KB

Cancer Council Queensland – PDF 35KB

Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW – PDF 220KB

Caravan Industry Association of Australia Ltd – DOCX 64KB – PDF 479KB

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland – PDF 101KB


CHOICE Attachment A – PDF 23MB

CHOICE Attachment B – PDF 11MB

Communications Alliance Ltd – PDF 3MB

Consult Australia – PDF 276KB

Consumer Action Law Centre – PDF 1MB

Consumer Credit Legal Service WA – PDF 439KB

Consumers SA – DOCX 27KB – PDF 309KB

Cooper Grace Ward – DOCX 58KB – PDF 197KB


Daly, Dr Angela and Scardamaglia, Dr Amanda – DOCX 25KB – PDF 260KB

DF Mortimer and Associates – PDF 2MB

Direct Selling Australia – DOCX 93KB – PDF 705KB

Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW – PDF 434KB

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW – PDF 787KB

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries – PDF 2MB

Financial Rights Legal Centre – PDF 367KB

Friends of the Earth et al – DOCX 121KB – PDF 399KB

Fundraising Institute Australia – DOCX 54KB – PDF 485KB

Gaskell, Professor Nicholas – PDF 602KB

Gordon, Jeremy – PDF 130KB

Governance Institute of Australia – PDF 389KB

Greatorex, Gail – DOCX 24KBPDF 131KB

Housing Industry Association – PDF 231KB

Industry Training Consultants – DOCX 24KBPDF 131KB

Institute of Public Accountants – DOCX 822KBPDF 991KB

Insurance Council of Australia – PDF 401KB

Interactive Games and Entertainment Association – PDF 920KB

Joint submission from indigenous consumer advocates – PDF 703KB

Justice Connect Not-for-profit Law – PDF 3MB

Law Council of Australia – PDF 355KB

Law Council of Australia - SME Business Law, ACL, and NFP Legal Practice and Charities Committees – PDF 355KB

Law Council of Australia Competition and Consumer Committee – PDF 572KB

Law Institute of Victoria – PDF 4MB

Law Society of New South Wales – PDF 4MB

Law Society of Western Australia – PDF 2MB

Legal Aid New South Wales – PDF 959KB

Legal Aid Queensland – PDF 3MB

Lemon Caravans and RVs in Aus – PDF 1MB

Lemon Laws 4 Aus – PDF 3MB

Lewins, Dr Kate - School of Law Murdoch University – PDF 287KB

Master Electricians Australia – PDF 321KB

Mazda Australia Pty Ltd – DOCX 30KBPDF 354KB

Motor Trades Association of Australia – PDF 3MB

Motor Trades Association of SA – PDF 211KB

Motor Trades Association Queensland – PDF 729KB

Nottage, Dr Luke - University of Sydney – PDF 513KB

Obesity Policy Coalition – DOCX 83KBPDF 403KB

Office of Multicultural Interests Western Australia – PDF 419KB

Public Fundraising Regulatory Association – PDF 722KB

Queensland Consumers Association – DOCX 61KBPDF 357KB

Queensland Law Society – PDF 429KB

Redfern Legal Centre – PDF 2MB

Retail Council – PDF 291KB

Robinson, Michael – PDF 2MB

Rodan + Fields – PDF 999KB

Sales Assured Ltd – DOCX 69KBPDF 417KB

Samsung Washing Machine Recall Consumer Support Group – PDF 3MB

Seddon, Dr Nick – DOCX 26KBPDF 314KB

Shopping Centre Council of Australia – PDF 2MB

Sise, Peter – DOCX 63KBPDF 343KB

Slow Food Australia – PDF 114KB

Small Business Development Corporation – PDF 901KB

Spier Consulting - Legal – DOCX 35KBPDF 192KB

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman – PDF 2MB

Top End Womens Legal Service Inc – PDF 3MB

Trade Services Council – PDF 306KB

TSO Mechanical – PDF 31KB

TSO Mechanical - Attachment A – PDF 638KB

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce – PDF 2MB

Wilkins, Richard – DOCX 29KBPDF 299KB

WorldVentures Marketing Pty Ltd – DOCX 61KBPDF 478KB