In concluding that there are some significant barriers to repair in Australia, the Productivity Commission has put forward a range of recommendations from expanding the definition of the Australian Consumer Law through to seeing a product labelling scheme being developed.
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The lack of right to repair is hindering on innovation and DIY culture, according to Digital Rights Watch and Electronic Frontiers Australia.
Australia's Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment also think a labelling scheme to help consumers better understand the life of a product is a good idea.
IGEA, AMTA, and John Deere argue changes to improve right to repair would cause confusion, expose consumers to potential harm, and hurt innovation.
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