Earlier in 2016, the Productivity Commission announced its study on consumer law enforcement and administration. The study seeks to focus on the efficacy of the single law, multiple regulator model which provides the foundation for Australian Consumer Law. The Productivity Commission was seeking commentary and submissions on the existing model to publish within their Issues…Read More CFA publishes submission to the Productivity Commission
The Productivity Commission has recently launched a study into the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law. The study will focus on the effectiveness of the ‘single-law, multiple regulator’ model – a model where the national consumer law is jointly enforced and administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and…Read More Productivity Commission launches ACL review: issues paper released
The Productivity Commission has published a press release, calling on people to provide valuable input into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation. The Commission seeks to change and meet the evolving demands for the future direction of telecommunications within the Australian market. Commissioner Paul Lindwall states that ‘currently we have in place a Universal Service…Read More The changing telecommunications market: have your say
Current rules create barriers to consumer involvementRead More Call for submissions on draft PC electricity network findings
Ian Jarrett urges consumer groups to comment on the Productivity Commission’s draft report.Read More Can regulatory impact processes benefit consumers?
The Productivity Commission found that despite good returns, default funds are not all they could be.Read More Default Superannuation: Room for Improvement
CALC has urged the Productivity Commission to place more focus on consumers in Regualtory Impact Analyses.Read More Is consumer benefit missing from regulation analysis?
The Australian Government, with the agreement of Council of Australian Governments (COAG)’s Business Regulation and Competition Working Group, has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a benchmarking study into regulatory impact analysis (RIA) processes.Read More Regulatory Impact Analysis: Benchmarking study
Consumer groups have long been concerned about the flaws and biases of regulatory impact analysis. Australian government’s have asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a review.Read More PC to study regulatory impact processes
The Productivity Commission has released the final report on its inquiry into Australia’s urban water sector, proposing profound changes to the way water services are provided in cities and regional towns across Australia. Along the way it restated its support for national funding of a peak consumer advocacy organisation.Read More Profound changes to urban water services recommended
CFA has called on the Federal government to implement the Productivity Commison’s recommendation to funded an independant national consumer organisation.Read More Why we need a funded peak consumer body