Submission: Regulatory Review of the Motor Car Traders Act (MTCA) 1986

Consumer Action has submitted comment on the Issue Paper for the regulatory review of the Motor Car Traders Act (MTCA) 1986.

We generally do not agree that the regulatory burden on traders is excessive, although there are some innovations that might streamline some processes. The second hand car market is a significant source of consumer detriment, and much of the casework through our legal practice relates to disputes between consumers, traders and associated service providers. The burden on our court and tribunal system, underpinned by public funds, warrants higher, not lower, standards of compliance, monitoring and enforcement through regulation.

A full copy of our submission is available by clicking: Regulatory Review of the Motor Car Traders Act (MTCA) 1986.

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