Consumer Representative Opportunities

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The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSB+C) seeks expressions of interest to serve on its new Consumer Advisory Committee. The VLSB+C has formed the view that it needs a deeper understanding of the needs and concerns of consumers and potential consumers of legal services. To meet this objective, the VLSB+C is establishing a Consumer…

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CFA seeks to appoint a consumer representative to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Consumer and Public Health Dialogue (CPHD). The CPHD provides a means by which FSANZ can engage in deeper and more meaningful consultation with peak consumer and public health bodies and academics. The objective is to improve FSANZ’s awareness and understanding…

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The Financial Planning Association is advertising for people with experience representing consumers for its code governing body & disciplinary panel. Code Monitoring Australia Pty Ltd (CMA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), has developed the FINANCIAL ADVISERS MONITORING SCHEME (FAMS) and has applied to be approved as a code monitoring scheme…

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ACCAN is seeking nominations for Directors to fill three (3) vacancies on its Board. In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution, the 2019-2020 ACCAN Board will consist of nine (9) members1. Six (6) positions are continuing Directors from the 2018-2019 Board. Three (3) Directors are retiring from the Board but may be eligible for re-election as…

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The Banking Code Compliance Committee (BCCC) commenced on 1 July 2019 with the primary purpose of monitoring banks’ compliance with the 2019 Banking Code of Practice. An important part of the BCCC’s role is to ensure that banks uphold the promises they make to their small business and agribusiness customers. To assist it fulfill its role, the…

Read More Small Business and Agribusiness Advisory Panel: Request for Expressions of Interest

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Demand response aims to ensure stable energy during times of peak demand to avoid disruptive power outages. Standards Australia is inviting Public Comment for DR AS 4755.2:2019, Demand response capabilities and supporting technologies for electrical products, Part 2: Demand response framework and requirements for Communications between Remote Agents and Electrical Products. AS 4755.2 applies to electrical products…

Read More Public comment invited on standard for demand response between remote agents and electrical products

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The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has commenced public consultation on the second set of discussion papers for the Measurement Law Review (the Review). The issues examined in the three new discussion papers include: What measurements should apply when buying particular goods or services (Measurement-Based Transactions) How we can safeguard confidence in the measuring…

Read More Public consultation opens on new Measurement Law Review discussion papers

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The Essential Services Commission determines the maximum surcharge that can be collected when someone pays for a taxi using any method other than cash. The ESC is now reviewing this surcharge. Non-cash payment transactions include those made by credit card, charge card, and debit card. Cabcharge cards and dockets are also considered non-cash payment methods.…

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Over the last decade there have been many changes to Victoria’s emergency management arrangements. Your experiences and insights will help shape this review and submissions are invited until 1 October 2018 read more here. Consumers Federation of Australia has a representative on the Standards Australia Technical Committee FP-017 Emergency management systems which recently published AS 3745-2010/Amdt 2-2018…

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