Explanatory Statement Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Amendment Bill 2006 (Serial 58)
Tabled paper 504
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Tabled By Peter Toyne
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A new definition of dealer is inserted in section 97A to accommodate telemarketing. A definition of telemarketing is inserted in section 97(1). This is similar to the existing definition of door-to-door trading but refers to the making of telephone calls instead of calling on people. The definition of door-to-door trading is amended to reflect there is now a definition of telemarketing. Clause 8. New section 97A 97A. Dealer A new definition of dealer is inserted to accommodate telemarketing. Clause 9. Amendment of section 98 (Contracts to which Part 7 applies) Section 98(1) is amended so as to apply Part 7 to contracts formed over the telephone (ie telemarketing). Clause 10. Amendment of section 100 (Certain Part 7 contracts to be prescribed contracts) The dollar value of contracts which are prescribed contracts will in future be set out only in the regulations. ClauseH. Amendment of section 101 (Requirements in relation to prescribed contracts) Similar disclosure requirements are imposed on contracts made by traditional door-to-door traders and telemarketers. The consumer in a telemarketing arrangement must be fully informed of the terms of the contract, including the right to cooling off period.