Hold the date: CFA presents workshop with Competition Policy Review panel members

After the success of our twin events held in Melbourne and Sydney on policy delivery in the new political landscape, CFA is pleased to announce another informed and timely part-day workshop for consumer advocates around the country.

With more details to come, CFA is asking interested parties to hold the date and signal their interest.

In response to the impending federal review of competition policy CFA has put together a program to give consumer organisations and advocates the opportunity to learn more about how the review might effect their work. The aim is to assist consumer advocates to participate in the review through consultations, submissions and/or other mechanisms.

The workshop will:

  • Provide you with direct access to the complete Competition Policy Review panel, including Prof Ian Harper, Chair, who will provide a presentation and take questions on the process;
  • Provide you with access to people with high levels of expertise on competition policy, and a good understanding of the impacts of competition policy on consumers;
  • Help you to identify issues that will arise for consumers in the Competition Policy Review;
  • Provide you with an opportunity to talk with other consumer organisations and advocates about concerns and issues that could be addressed in formal submissions to the Review;
  • Increase the public discussion about the consumer impacts of competition policy and any need for reform.

Other confirmed speakers include Mr Alan Kirkland, CEO Choice; Ms Rhonda Smith, University of Melbourne; and Mr Peter Anderson, Ms Su McCluskey and Mr Michael O’Bryan QC, members of the Competition Policy Review panel.


  • Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014.
  • Time: Afternoon, time to be confirmed.
  • Location: The event will take place at the offices of the ACCC in Melbourne CBD. The event will be video-linked to ACCC offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Sydney. We apologise to interested parties in Perth where facilities were not available on the required date.
  • Cost: There will be no charge for the event.
  • Travel assistance: For those who wish to attend, but have financial constraints, CFA may be able to offer some assistance with travel costs (up to 50% of the best available return economy airfare to Melbourne). This will be on a first come, first served basis, so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to request this assistance.
  • Contact for further details or to RSVP: info@consumersfederation.org.au