The Queensland Government has introduced laws to strengthen consumer protections for people sold vehicles known as ‘lemons’ - vehicles with numerous defects that reoccur despite multiple repair attempts, or where defects have caused a motor vehicle to be out of service for a prolonged period of time.
Community Legal Centres Queensland supports this Bill, and offers some suggestions to provide further protections to people who buy lemons, including:
- Reversing the onus of proof
- Expanding the defintion of a ‘motor vehicle’ to include motorised scooters
- Introducing a ‘Lemon’ buy-back register
- Continued advocacy for national reforms of consumer protections