2010年的《竞争与消费者法案》(The Competition and Consumer Act 2010)确保了市场上的交易行为对消费者和企业都是公平的。该法案的有关各方是供应商、批发商、零售商、竞争对手和客户(澳大利亚，2002)。它涉及并购、产品安全、不公平贸易行为、行为准则、集体谈判、价格监督和产品标签等。
澳大利亚2010年的《竞争与消费者法案》(The Competition and Consumer Act 2010)与广告、价格管理、处理其他企业和消费者等业务的各个方面进行了合作。每个企业都必须遵守CCA，以最大限度地降低法律管制的风险，并为企业提供竞争优势，提供最好的业绩。它帮助企业与客户保持更好的关系。
In Australia businesses are protected and governed by federal and state governments from unfair trade practices. Laws are framed with codes of practices followed in an industry which ensures fair and competitive operation of activities by businesses and even all consumers are informed and protected accordingly (Nottage, 2009). Businesses are expected to follow all the rights and responsibilities as per the fair trading laws of Australian government.
The Competition and Consumer Act 2010, ensures that trading practices in the market place are fair for the consumers as well as for businesses. The concerned parties of the act are suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, competitors and the customers (Australia, 2002). It deals with mergers and acquisitions, product safety, unfair trade practices, code of practices, collective bargaining, price monitoring and product labeling etc.
This act aims at promoting fair business practices and makes the marketplace as efficient. It helps the businesses in having information about competition, trading practices and consumer protection laws. It mainly works for telecommunication, gas, electricity and airport industries.
The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 of Australia operates with various aspects of businesses such as advertising, price management, dealing with other businesses and consumers. Each business has to comply with CCA for minimizing the risks of deregulation of laws and providing best of the performances by providing a competitive edge to the businesses. It helps the businesses in maintaining better relations with the customers.
Businesses must ensure:
i)Improved customer relations with their fair trade practices.
ii)Enhancing reputation of the businesses.
iii)Effective assessment and management of the risks.
iv)Avoidance of costs invested on legal proceedings.
v)Increasing awareness among staff about fair trade practices.
vi)Compliance with rights and obligations under fair trading laws.