The Queensland Consumers Association wants governments and industry to do much more to help consumers reduce the cost of using air conditioners when temperatures and humidity levels are high. The Association is particularly concerned about the lack of information available for consumers about using air conditioners in eco/econ mode. Association spokesperson, Ian Jarratt, says many…Read More Consumers want more help to reduce the cost of keeping cool
Like natural gas, hydrogen can be used to heat buildings and power vehicles. Unlike natural gas or petrol, when hydrogen is burned there are no CO2 emissions. The only by-products are water vapour and heat. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, not freely available as a gas on Earth but bound into…Read More Hydrogen – A fuel for the 21st century
With China no longer willing to accept material from Australia for potential recycling, there is a national discussion about what can and cannot truthfully be labelled as “recyclable” going forward in Australia. Standards Australia has played a lead role in the development of standards on environmental labelling as the Secretariat of the ISO TC 207 SC 3 Environmental…Read More What can truthfully be labelled recyclable?
The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims says 2017 will see its enforcement teams hone in on misleading and deceptive practices, anti-competitive conduct and unfair contract terms affecting small businesses. Speaking at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event in Sydney today, Mr Sims launched the ACCC’s 2017 Compliance…Read More ACCC names key enforcement and compliance priorities for 2017
Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking expressions of interest for membership to their Consumer Consultative Group (CCG). The CCG works to advise and assist the AER on problems that can impact small energy consumers, such as residential and business customers who consume under the relevant usage threshold set by the National Energy Retail Law jurisdiction. The CCG’s…Read More Australian Energy Regulator seeking membership for Consumer Consultative Group
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals to apply to be a member of the Consumer Challenge Panel (CCP). The CCP forms an invaluable part of the AER’s regulatory decision-making process by providing consumer insight and perspective into the AER’s decisions. Individuals with consumer experience and engagement, regulatory decision-making or knowledge of…Read More Australian Energy Regulator seeking expressions of interest for Consumer Challenge Panel members
Consumers are understandably eager to “do their bit” for the environment, particularly at the supermarket, and are more and more inclined to favour products that seem likely to do the least damage to it.Read More Environmental labels – what am I buying?
Nominations for Deni Greene Award close 20 JulyRead More Bob Brown Foundation invites nominations for award recognising contributions to sustainability
CFA has a appointed a consumer repRead More Sustainable procurement standards help companies extend social responsibility to purchases and supplies
The Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) have been authorised to introduce research and development activitiesRead More ACCC allows new levy to combat oyster mortality syndrome
Carbon tax removal substantiation notices ensure that customers of electricity producers and retailers and natural gas retailers get the benefit of all cost savings arising from the carbon tax repealRead More ACCC issues carbon tax substantiation notices
The report details the ACCC’s monitoring activities for the June 2014 quarterRead More ACCC issues second carbon monitoring report