Grocery Unit Pricing Code Review
The Retail Grocery Industry (Unit Pricing) Code of Conduct (the Code) is a mandatory industry code of conduct prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Code requires certain grocery retailers to use unit pricing when selling particular grocery items to consumers.
The Government will assess the effectiveness of the Code through the consultation and, if appropriate, remake the Code before its scheduled sunset date.
The due date for written submissions has been extended to 28 February 2019.
In 2017 a Behind the Meter (BTM) Working Group was established to develop a draft code of practice for the industry in relation to behind the meter products (such as solar, battery energy storage systems, electric vehicle charging products, energy management systems and software, and other emerging products and services for homes and businesses).
Together, the member organisations of the BTM Working Group, which consists of Australian Energy Council, Clean Energy Council, Consumer Action Law Centre, Energy Consumers Australia, Energy Networks Australia, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Renew and Smart Energy Council have drafted a code reflective of the needs of the broad industry. The draft code is a starting point and not a final endorsement. We can not finalise it without feedback from the wider industry and its networks.
You can submit your feedback on the draft BTM Industry Code to BTMIndustrycode@cleanenergycouncil.org.au by Wednesday 6 February 2019.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a consultation paper for its review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features.
This consultation is open to any interested member of the public who wishes to make a submission online at the ACCC Consultation Hub. Submissions will be accepted until 11.00pm on Friday 14 December 2018.