Consultations and Review

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.

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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 CouncilClean Energy CouncilConsumer Action Law CentreEnergy Consumers AustraliaEnergy Networks AustraliaPublic Interest Advocacy CentreRenew 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 by Wednesday 6 February 2019.

A Policy Framework for Hot Water Systems in Australia & New Zealand

On behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Programme, EECA is leading a joint project with Australia to improve the energy efficiency of water heating in residential households in Australia and New Zealand.

A Policy Framework for Hot Water Systems in Australia and New Zealand – 12 November 2018

E3 Hot Water Systems Roadmap – 12 November 2018

The due date for written submissions has been extended to 31 January 2019.

Please email your submissions to:

Review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features

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.