The guide was initially developed by the Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc. (GCLC) and was first published in May 2005.  Consumer Protection has supported the guide from its inception and has actively promoted its use at association information sessions throughout the State.  In 2007, Consumer Protection agreed to take over responsibility for the further development and publication of future editions of this guide.  Consumer Protection acknowledges the extensive research and consultation undertaken by GCLC in developing the original version.