Gun clubs in Australia unfair terms and conditions

Ralb made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission did not have the information requested.

From: Ralb

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Dear Australian Competition and Consumer Commission,

The following is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the “FOI Act”).

I would like to be provided with any relevant documents relating to any cases or investigations related to any gun clubs in Australia especially in relation to unfair contract terms and conditions under Consumer Law.

Further, I am willing to agree to the ACCC removal or distortion, from any relevant document, the personal information of any person mentioned in that document, except where that person was, at the relevant time: i) a public servant; or ii) a member of parliament. Noting paragraphs 6.153-6.154 of the FOI guidelines, this refinement of my request should negate any need for the ACCC to consult with any third parties under s.27A of the FOI Act.

Thank you and regards

Ralb

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Dear Ralb

 

I refer to your email of 6 April 2019 in which you request access, under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), to:

 

‘any relevant documents relating to any cases or investigations related to
any gun clubs in Australia especially in relation to unfair contract terms
and conditions under Consumer Law.’

 

Your request, as currently framed, is particularly wide in scope as it
does not specify a date range. Could you please contact us on 02 6243 1244
to discuss your request.

 

Regards

 

 

Sonya Petreski

FOI Administration Assistant | Corporate Law Unit, Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Level 2 | 23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
[1]http://www.[ACCC request email]
T: +61 2 6243 1244 | F: +61 2 6243 1210
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From: Ralb

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Dear FOI,

The date range would be from January 2014 to April 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Ralb

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Attachment FOI Ralb ACCC to Applicant re Acknowledgment letter.pdf
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Dear Ralb,

 

Please find attached letter for your consideration.

 

Regards,

 

 

Sonya Petreski

FOI Administration Assistant | Corporate Law Unit, Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Level 2 | 23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
[1]http://www.[ACCC request email]
T: +61 2 6243 1244 | F: +61 2 6243 1210
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on, any material contained within this email.  If you have received this
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Attachment FOI Ralb ACCC to Applicant re s24 A refusal letter no documents.pdf
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Dear Ralb,

 

Please find attached letter for your consideration.

 

Regards,

 

 

Sonya Petreski

FOI Administration Assistant | Corporate Law Unit, Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Level 2 | 23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
[1]http://www.[ACCC request email]
T: +61 2 6243 1244 | F: +61 2 6243 1210
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other privilege.  If you are not the intended recipient, you must not
review, copy, disseminate, disclose to others or take action in reliance
on, any material contained within this email.  If you have received this
email in error, please let the ACCC know by reply email to the sender
informing them of the mistake and delete all copies from your computer
system. For the purposes of the Spam Act 2003, this email is authorised by
the ACCC [2]www.accc.gov.au

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Ralb left an annotation ()

Unfortunately it seems that despite lodging a case (REF2434307) to the ACCC on the 20/7/18 regarding unfair contract terms imposed by some gun clubs impacting over 250,000 licensed shooters in Victoria and over 800,000 in Australia, regarding: 1) No pro rata of annual membership fees permitted (ie. join in July you pay 100% annual fee but only get 6 months membership) and 2) Even if you only want to shoot practice and no competition you have to pay a club membership (acceptable) but also HAVE TO join a registered shooting competition association regardless.

The ACCC refused to advise if they would / wouldn't investigate these unfair contract terms (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Under Part 2-3 and Section 24) due to their internal policy. Their current response in which they cannot provide any documents under FOI because no such documents exists, is evidence that nothing occurred. What are my options?

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