National Farmers' Federation

Submission to Treasury: Review of Unfair Contract Term Protections for Small Business Discussion Paper

The NFF considers protections for small businesses against unfair contract terms (UCTs) in
standard form contracts crucial to addressing the structural inequalities between small farm
businesses and larger businesses that generally possess the resources and market power to
secure contracts that reflect their preferences. To this end, the NFF recommends that breaches
of section 23 of the Australian Consumer Law be enforced through infringement notices and
civil penalties.

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