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The Productivity Commission’s report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Urban Water Sector is a mixed bag for water consumers, but it strongly endorses the need for consumer advocacy on water policy and on consumer policy generally.

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Once every three years the Regional Telecommunications Review considers whether people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia have equitable access to telecommunications.

ACCAN is seeking your views on the top telco issues in regional Australia at the moment to help inform its submission.

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Rod Sims, new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission made his first address to the Melbourne Press Club on 10 October 2011, putting a number of sectors on notice, including the major supermarket chains. “The two major supermarkets have significant market power, with many smaller suppliers feeling they lack a real ability to…

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the promotion and supply of chicken products. The ACCC is taking action against Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd and Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd which supply chickens nationally under the Steggles brand, Turi Foods which supplies…

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