Goods or services acquired before 2011
The ACL commenced on 1 January 2011. Consumers who acquired goods or services before 1 January 2011 are still protected under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) by a number of conditions and warranties implied into their contract with the supplier. They are similar to the consumer guarantees and provide the consumer with similar rights and remedies. The TPA also gave consumers direct rights and remedies against manufacturers similar to those now available under the ACL.