The changing telecommunications market: have your say

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 [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Govt Inquiries, Independent inquiries, News, Submission|0 Comments

Medical Board of Australia releases new guidelines on cosmetic and surgical procedures

The Medical Board of Australia has released guidelines, informing practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures The guidelines follow a series of mishaps where individuals have been harmed by cosmetic and surgical procedures. These guidelines intend to keep patients safe whilst not restricting practitioners from doing their job effectively.   The rallying support from [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Articles, Health, News|0 Comments

Children and consumer product safety: Current regime and scope for reform

The article below was written for the special 2016 Children Rights Edition of the HRLC Monthly Bulletin, Rights Agenda, developed in collaboration with the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, King & Wood Mallesons and the Human Rights Law Centre. DISCLAIMER: Please note that material in this Bulletin (Material) is intended to contain matters which may be of interest. [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|News, Product Safety|0 Comments

The price choice: Consumers want comparative pricing, The ISO Project Committee aims to deliver just that

                    Ian Jarratt, an Executive member from the Consumers Federation of Australia, is the leading voice on the ISO Project Committee, who are creating a standard on Unit Pricing. Today, he sits with us to explain the importance of comparing prices for consumers.  The unit price [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|News, Unit Pricing|0 Comments