Information standards regulate the type and amount of information provided to consumers about goods and services.
The Commonwealth minister responsible for administering the Australian Consumer Law can:
An information standard for goods or services can:
The Australian Consumer Law recognises the following mandatory information standards:
Australian governments can also regulate consumer goods or product-related services by imposing mandatory safety standards. For more information, see our product safety section.
A business must:
For example - complying with mandatory information standards. A retailer sold imported dresses not properly labelled with instructions for washing, dry-cleaning and ironing. The retailer was fined because the labels did not contain all instructions required by the information standard.
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