Small Business & the Competition & Consumer Act

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The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974) is a national law that governs how all businesses in Australia must deal with their competitors, suppliers and customers. The law is designed to enable all businesses to compete on their merits in a fair and open market, while ensuring consumers are also treated fairly. Specific provisions relating to the treatment of consumers can be found in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which is contained in a schedule to the CCA.