With regard to Part 5.1 (starting on page 81) of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 regarding introduction agents, I have the following hypothetical question:
Let us suppose that Alice calls herself a "Relationship Consultant".
- Alice does not guarantee that she will provide any match to the client at all.
- Alice charges an hourly rate to interview a client on social relationship matters.
- Alice may, during the interview, give an opinion on the potential of individual(s) known to the client and/or individual(s) known to Alice with respect to their suitability for a relationship with the client. This may or may not include Alice suggesting a person not known to the client as a match at that time.
- Alice may, at some time after the paid interview, provide a match to the client at no additional charge.
By the definition of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, is Alice an Introduction Agent?