Consultations and Review


Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers: Voluntary Code of Practice

The Internet of Things includes everyday devices that connect to the internet and send and receive data. This includes devices like smart TVs, smart watches and baby monitors.

The Australian Government is seeking views to shape its proposed voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers.

The voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers is intended for an industry audience, but everyone has a role to play in improving cyber security in the Internet of Things. You can contribute your views by submitting a response.

Submit your responses by using the Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers – submission form.  

Please share your views by no later than 1 March 2020.


Consumer Product Safety System Review

The Commonwealth Treasury is undertaking a consultation on Improving the Effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety System by providing an overview of the current product safety system, explaining identified problems and outlining potential reform options for feedback, including options for a General Safety Provision (GSP).

This consultation process will consider how reform of the product safety legislative framework could improve safety outcomes for consumers, enhance clarity for businesses and improve government’s ability to respond to unsafe products without imposing unnecessary costs.

Participate in the Consumer Online Survey to help capture experiences with the current system. The survey covers overall impressions and views on product safety, experiences with particular products and views on the current product safety system.

The survey closes November 30 2019.