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Draft guidance on the application of the ACL to charities, not-for profits and fundraisers

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) seeks your views on draft guidance on the application of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to the activities of charities, not-for-profit entities and fundraisers.

During the ACL Review, stakeholders submitted to CAANZ that they wanted more information about how the ACL applies to the activities of charities, not-for-profit entities and fundraisers. Submissions to the ACL Review indicated that the sector faces difficulties in determining whether conduct is ‘in trade or commerce’ and captured by the ACL.

CAANZ agreed there is a need for regulatory guidance on the extent to which the ACL covers the activities of the sector and agreed to develop guidance as a priority project for 2017.

The draft guidance sets out general principles, supported by examples, to assist the sector in understanding its obligations under the ACL.

The consultation closes on 27 October 2017.

Further information is available on the ACCC Consultation Hub.