GLOSSARY TERM  
  Australian Consumer Law (ACL)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  The ACL is a single, national law concerning consumer protection and fair trading. It applies as a law of the Commonwealth, with each State and Territory making the ACL a law of its jurisdiction. The ACL is a schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), which is the new name of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). The ACCC and each State and Territory's consumer law agency administers the ACL.