Department of the Treasury Graduate Abigail Picture

Abigail

La Trobe University
2015 Graduate
Abigail studied Bachelor Law/ Bachelor Psychology at Latrobe University

My first rotation was in Markets Group where I worked on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and often liaised with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. A highlight of my rotation was helping draft a legislative package to amend the ACL to include a protection for small businesses from unfair contract terms. I drafted many parts of the package and was even able to attend Parliament to witness the Bill’s second reading speech and debate in the House of Representatives. 

It is very rewarding to know that I have made a difference to many small businesses and as a law graduate it is exciting to be involved in designing the law rather than just learning about it!