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Fair Trading Act 1989 – 4 March 2016

Fair Trading (Code of Practice – Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003 – 1 July 2010

Fair Trading (Safety Standards) Regulation 2011 – 21 October 2013

Summary

Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth) applies as a law of Queensland and is called the Australian Consumer Law (Queensland).

  • Sections 14, 15, 16, 19, 20

Health warning signs are to be displayed at fitness centres.

  • Regulations 5, 9 of the Fair Trading (Code of Practice – Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003

Promotional material about a fitness service must not encourage unrealistic expectations of outcomes achievable from the fitness service.

  • Regulations 4, 5, 10 of the Fair Trading (Code of Practice – Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003

Fitness centre rules are to be available for perusal by a client.

  • Regulations 5, 12 of the Fair Trading (Code of Practice – Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003

There is a two day cooling off period for fitness centre membership agreements.

  • Regulations 5, 14, 23, 24 of the Fair Trading (Code of Practice – Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003
Reason for law

To improve consumer wellbeing through consumer empowerment and protection. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Office of Fair Trading [Queensland]

Enforceable undertakings list

Australian Consumer Law [Commonwealth]

Complaints & problems [Australian Competition and Consumer Commission]

National Retail Association

Council of Small Business Australia

Human Rights Translated Guide [Castan Centre for Human Rights Law]

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

NSW: Fair Trading consumer complaints register

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN)

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World Trade Organization

International Organization for Standardization

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Critique

Section 105 contains a reference to ‘Her Majesty’ which may be replaced with a modern alternative.

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